I am not speaking of widespread emanicpation slaves out of some "glory halleuyah" racial or religious morality, I am only talking about CSA military strategic interests.
Some clearly competent CSA generals made it very clear that they saw a crucial problem, that if not address might cost the CSA a victory: that not enough slaves were being used and they predicted that very large numbers would be needed, and they asked for them to be emancipated and armed.
Were those CSA military leaders correct in their assessment or not? Even a simple yes or no would be progress on this issue.
My original question was : If not, why did they bother raising the issue if yes, did congress act adequately and in time?