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Just my two bits - I think the invitation to a debate is an excellent idea! That requires a debate moderator and will keep the discussion on track, so it doesn't devolve into oh yeah? n yer another! (Because it will...)
I'm tempted to spot 200 black confederates. Any evidence will have to show more.
 

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I'm tempted to spot 200 black confederates. Any evidence will have to show more.
So is this something you will set up and then we all go in and debate ? I heard things about a moderator and invitations so I was curious. I'd hate to be late to the debate.
 

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Ain't my thread it will be Gee-Lee's.

I misunderstood and thought you meant it was going into one of the invitation only threads.
Gee-lee, I always get a chuckle from that nickname. I'll get to posting that soon after I get my dual enrollment stuff done. Is everyone else here like retired and can do anything.
 

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Thanks, I'll be ready
Just remember if you jump up and down and say here is a black confederate, my response will likely be ok where are the other 199. In a million man CSA army, there is like to be some oddities; some failure on the behalf of a recruiting officer. In addition, there were members of State militias that were of African descent, but that is not the National CSA army. We know about those and the LA native guard.

No one is going to assert that the number of black confederates was zero, just that there is minimal evidence about a minimum number.
 

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Just remember if you jump up and down and say here is a black confederate, my response will likely be ok where are the other 199. In a million man CSA army, there is like to be some oddities; some failure on the behalf of a recruiting officer. In addition, there were members of State militias that were of African descent, but that is not the National CSA army. We know about those and the LA native guard.

No one is going to assert that the number of black confederates was zero, just that there is minimal evidence about a minimum number.
I see what you mean, it's hard to come up with a long list of names but other evidence not so much.
 

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Some are, the rest of us are nerd savants of The Late Unpleasantness whoops didn't mean to mention that site which shall remain unnamed. :D

And yes, we can do anything w/ our prodigious memories... bookmarks and Mr. gOOgle.
And some of us are just old farts who have spent over half a centuty learning about the Civil War in pretty great detail. Call it an avocation.
 
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