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Friday, July 29, 2011

BLACK REBELS AT BULL RUN

Turns out black men did fight on the rebel side at 1st Bull Run—-they helped man the guns at that battle. But these black “soldiers” weren’t in uniform, were hoping that the men they were shooting at carried the day, and knew that their own officers would shoot them down if they abandoned their guns:

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NOTE: Even during this first big battle of the war, slaves already had an eye out for their chance to escape to Union lines.

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