Regarding black Confederates, Kevin posted this video which I am reposting for the benefit, mainly, of eliciting a collective groan from all my African-American readers. It's surreal watching this. The actual Confederate Army, faced with the spectacle of black man parading in uniform, would have shot him on sight. Or worse.
Some quick background. The guy is H.K Edgerton. He once called for Lincoln to be disinterred and tried for war crimes.
Like, I said. Long way to go.