"Gone but not...": Music Tribute To The "Colored" Troops of The Confederacy
African American Involvement in the Confederate Army
The First Louisiana Native Guard consisted of free blacks, but even though Louisiana recognized the group as part of the state militia, the men served under white commanders, were never issued livery or weapons, and never engaged in battle. Eventually they were disbanded by state law; some even switched sides and went to fight for the Union.
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