I said I was not gonna reply to you aging, however I refuse to let anyone who absolutely refuses to acknowledge true history brow beat me into thinking these distortions of historical fact are true and correct
Sure I proved all my points as I stated.
1.Somewhere on this board you stated that Blacks only served as soldiers "here and there" I used OR sources to prove that was not accurate.
2. I proved that the CSA leadership were not against arming the slaves for the purpose of maintaining the institution of slavery. You continue to ignore this part, while promoting the Barksdale proposal as the final decision.
Again for you reading pleasure I post this. ----
At one such meeting in Richmond on February 9, 1865, Virginia’s Senator Hunter argued
“that the South was to be held criminally responsible for a war that it had not begun” and that blacks
would benefit from remaining enslaved in a victorious South. But Judah Benjamin argued for the
first time publicly that slaves should be freed by each state because additional soldiers were needed
to win the war.
“The measure that ultimately was enacted, introduced by Representative Barksdale of
Mississippi on February 10, 1865, the day after Benjamin’s speech, made no provision for
emancipating slaves. It merely authorized the President to accept from the owners of slaves the
services of such a number of able-bodied Negro men as he may deem expedient to perform military
service in whatever capacity he may direct....[N]ot more than twenty percent of the male slaves
between the ages of eighteen and forty-five should be called from...any one state. This crucial last
section of the law stated that nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize a change in the
relation which the said slave shall bear toward their owners, except by consent of the owners and of
the states in which they may reside and in pursuance of the laws thereof.”
“[E]xtraordinary efforts” were required to pass this proposal. Benjamin received approval
from Lee’s army on February 11. A highly-publicized letter from General Lee to Congressman
Barksdale dated February 18, 1865, that supported the drafting and then emancipating of slaves
“turned the tide” on this issue.
But not everyone could be made to accept the proposal. On March 4 and 6, the Virginia
legislature agreed that slaves and free blacks could fight in the Confederate army, but their military
service would not result in emancipation.
The Confederate Army and Davis managed to overcome the opposition by the Virginia legislature and the Confederate Congress to emancipation by adding to army regulations that slaves could fight if they so desired and if their masters submitted a written approbation that the slave could be freed after the war.
Read the last paragraph again please.
3. I proved you would not hesitate to change your position or distort what you actually posted for the sake of you being right . That was proven by several instances on this board. Above in this post you even change the "questions" being asked.
Now you can continue to argue the point if you wish, as far as I am concerned you can argue with yourself or post fact disputing what the final passed bill states.