This latest edition of Really Bad Civil War Art comes to us from artist, Roberta Wesley. This print is titled, “Rebel Yell” and is inspired by her own ancestor, who fought in the “22nd Infantry.” Apparently, these men took into battle the Confederate flag currently flying over the junction of Interstates 4 and 72 outside of Tampa, Florida.
Really Bad Civil War Art
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