“West From Appomattox” or Is That Grant?

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

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3 comments… add one
  • Will Hickox Jun 29, 2009 @ 17:47

    The corporal in the center bears a remarkable resemblance to Grant’s hero, Zachary Taylor.

  • toby Jun 29, 2009 @ 1:25

    Thanks for this … I used to watch the series many years ago, but I never saw the pilot, so Parmenter’s Appomattox exploit and promotion was always a mystery.

    • Kevin Levin Jun 29, 2009 @ 1:50


      Same here. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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