June 29, 1863

Confederates under Colonel W. H. Parsons attack Union forces at Goodrich’s Landing, Louisiana.

Did blacks fight in combat for the Confederacy?

Did blacks fight in combat for the Confederacy? Some Neo-Confederates claim, in the face of the available evidence, all of which suggests that there were few if any black soldiers in the Confederate ranks, that tens of thousands of blacks served as soldiers in the Confederate army. Here is an excellent blog post that discusses this topic: Did blacks fight in combat for the Confederacy?. Another good resource that provides some insight into this question is the book The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader, edited by James Loewen and Edward Sebesta.