And the book was even better, by Kent Masterson Brown I think. It is fascinating to consider the massive amount of those stores collected and returned to Virginia and who furnished the labor. Perhaps as many as 10,000 to 20,000 0f the teamsters and laborers in the Army of Northern Virginia at that time were black men. Certainly most could have escaped but did not. It is not difficult to speculate that the CSA may not have survived a year with out the labor of black men and women throughout the South. It is obvious that President Lincoln's great and noble Emancipation Proclamation was far from what it is presented to be today but more of a simple military necessity to win the war. It's called Fake History folks.