If Mr. Coates was truly honest with himself and his readers he would admit that he has a very big chip on his shoulder. He writes of the African-Americans that fought for the North; but what of the African-Americans that fought for the South?What I don't understand about the sort of men who join Confederate-nostalgia organizations is why they can't understand that black people might not look fondly on their cause, or on the small number of black people who aided the cause of those who would keep African-Americans enslaved. On the other hand, I'm just getting up to speed on the subject, so there are many mysteries to plumb.
There is no mention of "Uncle Charlie" Baker , who rode with Captain Bill Anderson in Missouri, or one of Quantrill's most trusted scouts John Noland. A simple internet search will reveal many articles about Black Confederates.
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