I have answered your question at least 3 times yet you insist on asking it again and again. Do you really think you can beat me down in that matter. We are going to end this here and now You are becoming harassing and have no other plan in mind other than to --
1. Continue to disrupt this board by revisiting the same question again and again. What is it you cannot seem to understand?
2.Try and prove there were no significant number of blacks who fought for the Confederacy. I have posted I am guessing close to over 30 different creditable sources that say otherwise yet you insist they only fought "here and there." I say to you find other sources that support your argument.
3. Prove by this source supplied by Alan Pitts that the only goal of the South was to preserve slavery. Nothing is farther from the truth than that statement. I have read several different passage from books and they try to stress this point without giving any source for such views, in short after a review of these books it is easy to see they are biased in their views. It should also be noted that NOT ONE book ever gives any sort of quote by Davis saying the his reason for not arming the slaves was to maintain that institution. In fact most books plainly sate that Davis was behind the idea, but the “newspaper generals “ strongly opposed the idea. I did have and lost a newspaper account that in essence said “ Davis had thought the slaves more valuable in agriculture than as soldiers. History can back up that statement as the Anaconda plan became more and more effective. By the way all books i read noted that Davis supported the idea of arming the slaves.
On the issue of the South and its lack of manpower, I suggest you read “to live and Die in Dixie” by H. Grady Howell or Fighting for the Confederacy by Gen. E. P. Alexander. In both books you will see that the AOT and the ANV both outmanned and outgunned were effective fighting forces until late in the war. The AOT was became ineffective after the battles of Franklin and Nashville. The ANV was an effective fighting force until the last days and lee only surrendered after having his lines stretched paper thin. This was at the end of the war!!!!! He was attempting to get supplies for his men when Grant closed the last escape route on him. So yes more men could have been used, it would have been nice for the South to have the advantage of 5 to 1 odds or better but that was not to be. As I stated before with the men and materials and the short time the South had to prepare for war they did an excellent job.
4. Seems as if we are applying double standard here. Cooks , teamsters, nurses, supply clerks etc etc. when in the union army (white or black) were soldiers even though they never saw combat, yet the same honor is not applied to the black confederates for the same work. Do you honestly think these men did not stay willfully and perform their duties without facing any danger? They may have been slave or free but each stayed at his post for whatever reason when he could have just as well crossed the line as we all know happened thousands of times.
Now unless you can provide any new sources MOVE ON , I will not continue to argue with a someone who continues to promote themselves as ignorant by choice.