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Jan 21, 2018

The State: …SC’s black Confederate soldiers? None fought for the South

  • IAAM in the Media

Walter Edgar, member of the IAAM Board of Directors, quoted in article published in The State newspaper entitled, “A monument to SC’s black Confederate soldiers? None fought for the South, experts say.”

Edgar says,

In all my years of research, I can say I have seen no documentation of black South Carolina soldiers fighting for the Confederacy,” said Walter Edgar, who for 32 years was director of the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Southern Studies and is author of “South Carolina: A History.”

“In fact, when secession came, the state turned down free (blacks) who wanted to volunteer because they didn’t want armed persons of color,” he said.

Read the full article here.