Most Americans may not know who Oliver Hill was, but there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of people who know that Nathan Bedford Forrest was an early civil rights advocate. It doesn’t get any more absurd than this, though the idea of "Stonewall" Jackson as the "black man’s friend" is definitely a close second.
Nathan B. Forrest: Civil Rights Advocate?
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History