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The Camp Slaves’ War

Kevin M. Levin

in Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653266
eISBN:
9781469653280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653266.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The chapter begins by stating that a widely circulated picture of a white soldier and a Black Confederate soldier is actually a photograph of Andrew Chandler and his family slave, Silas. Slaves were ... More


Camp Slaves on the Battlefield

Kevin M. Levin

in Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653266
eISBN:
9781469653280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653266.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Confederates often wrote of loyal, hardworking, and brave slaves in their diaries and journals. The loyal slave narrative became a central part of the Lost Cause narrative. There are reports of camp ... More


Camp Slaves and the Lost Cause

Kevin M. Levin

in Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653266
eISBN:
9781469653280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653266.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the post war years and into the early 20th century, former camp slaves began attending veteran reunions. For example, Steve Perry was a former camp slave who regularly spoke at United Confederate ... More


Camp Slaves and Pensions

Kevin M. Levin

in Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653266
eISBN:
9781469653280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653266.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Around 2,800 former camp slaves received pensions from former Confederate states. Although the total number was relatively small, these men remained a potent symbol within the Lost Cause narrative, ... More


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