One of my hopes during this long discussion was that people would recognize that nearly all the support for armed Black Confederates in significant numbers came from Federal sources. Then there was Frederick Douglas and Horace Greeley, who never laid eyes on a Confederate military command, yet they were credited with knowing all about them. It just flew right past people. When I would ask the question point blank, what made Frederick Douglas an authority on Confederate soldiers, there was no reply.
There once was a bank in Texas which had a reputation for terrible customer service. People said the bank's initials, NCNB, stood for "Nobody cares; nobody bothers." When it comes to testing historical sources, NCNB applies to most Black Confederate websites and their advocates.
Maybe it's a good demonstration of people believing what they really want to believe.