Yesterday a memorial was dedicated to those black men from Lexington Park, Maryland who chose to join the United States army. Here is a short video of the dedication that includes a speech from Congressman Steny H. Hoyer. It is nice to see this taking place in a small community.
Commemorating Real Black Civil War Soldiers
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