Re: More recruits, gifts, rules and battles
Well, I wasn't trying to start anything, just attempting to share a small piece of history. I agree there were not large numbers, it wasn't allowed. Just the fact that some did amazes me. It is hard to think about how things were at that time. I was reading about a reunion in Tate County and one of the attendees per the article was "colored". I think there was a comeraderie back then and I am sure it may not have been widespread,I don't know that, that got lost somewhere. All of the Tate County black CSA pensioners indicated soldier on the request. Now were there only two categories, widow or soldier? If so that explains that. I know they were not "soldiers" as such.