And I never said you did. You are dreaming.
"Are you claiming the South had all the fighting men they needed to win?"
Sure look that the early stages of the war. Do you have any idea how much pension money was paid out to Germans?
"Are you saying the CSA had no need for European recognition?"
They did not need recognition from anyone, it would not have stopped Lincoln’s invasion. Besides France and England both were friendly to the Confederacy.
"I would suggest that most folks believe they needed more fighting men and that European recognition was very important. I am suggesting the solution of both problems was there and was not properly used."
That is simply your suggestion, it does not reflect history. Do you really think England would have sent their troops to the Confederacy? Their navy???? Not likely and still that would not have stopped Lincoln.
"You want sources, why do I need retype the book Alan cited? The sources are there, but you say you don't care if Alan cites them. Fine by me."
Golly gee one whole source, I am overwhelmed. Can’t find your own sources?? Oh well, fine by me also .
The book does not give hard numbers, it only gives the official position. I recall an official position that said no combat troops were in Viet Nam or Cambodia. You cannot dispute the fact that an unknown number of blacks fought for the South. The next best thing for you to do is to try and dismiss me as if I am ignorant of the situation by simply not seeing your point.
The number could be anywhere from one to a million, at this time I have no found a source that can give hard figure although I have read sources that put the number at about 65,000.
"If you say there was no controversy about arming blacks as fighting soldiers then I guess it was a non-issue, and the CSA already had all the fighting men they needed to win. Thanks for clearing it up."
You are most welcome. But just to satisfy you sarcastic behind I said in the beginning and history proves that. In the end taking in all factors the south was lacking men and material to win. I say take away the mercenaries and immigrants and it would have been a different story. Got it???
BTW when do you intend to post document proving the South was only fighting to maintain slavery???