Where there Black Confederate Officers? I heard the Confederate Marines Commander was Black and was in charge of White Soldiers. I knew there were Black Confederates but I never read anything about any being officers.
Black Confederate soldiers existed but has been exaggerated. There were never any “official” black Confederate soldiers until the very end of the War (a black “regiment” was raised in Richmond), but blacks did “serve” as teamsters, cooks, etc. There were black pilots for the Confederate navy with at least one being killed in action (attack on the U.S.S. Waterwitch).