BB, your beginning sems a little condescending, but I'll overlook it, in case I am wrong. Your information is not new to me; I have read most of it, in BOOKS! I use the web as a reminder, and sometimes a check of information I already have, because it is handy. I am well aware of the dangers of relying too heavily upon what one can find out there.
In this case, what you posted had nothing to do with what I said about specific things like Lee's loyalty. If you read the colloquy between JakeO and me, you will see we are not in any real disagreement. Some blacks did fight; not as many as some claim. The Confederate government failed to make use of slaves who would have fought for their freedom. The times they lived in made it next to impossible for them to make the leap. You have a good day as well. Stan