You are correct sir. This article in "North and South" magazine may have been a reprint of the same that you mention. Or vice versa. Ed Bearss didn't use the initials when asked about the subject though. haha. What a character. I had the good fortune to meet and talk with him once. He was a guest speaker at the SCV camp I was then a member of. He doesn't sugar coat things. Do you have any opinion or input on why this subject seems to be such a "hot button" issue right now. My gun crew was at an SCV Mechanized Cavalry (motorcycles) fundraiser just a few weeks ago. And while not included in the "presentation" I heard a fellow telling the story of "all" the Black Confederates that fought against the Federal Army. I had to chuckle. I surely wanted no part in the conversation. All my best Jim. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.