Billy Yank drivel. Here is his response to my comment on "Colored Trooops"
Pawmetto, I believe you are trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. The United States Colored Troops is a specific unit of the military just as the 60th Illinois or the 2nd Wisconsin of the Iron Brigade. So I would expect that USCT would appear on the tombstones of the actual soldiers who fought in the USCT.That is not being racist…it is being historically accurate unlike claiming blacks and whites were fighting side by side in the confederate ranks.
Do Tell Mr. King of Smug.
You in fact were making some point trying to denigrate the presence of Black Confederate troops because no “separate ” designation existed for their grave monuments.Ergo not many of them fought is your pitiful analogy.
The letters written home from Confederate soldiers prove the existence of Black Confederates who fought.Nathan Bedford Forest praised them. Because records were not accurate on BOTH sides, you assume these men were exceptions to the rule.
More yankee drivel to assuage guilt of attacking us and starting a war. If you cannot refute our cause, you post lies and assumptions about our fighting men of all races. Wonder why no Native American units existed in yankeeland? That is a fact.
I’ll answer your response on racism with this..
In fact the term “colored troops” is offensive and racist today. Many courthouse monuments to WWI and WWII black soldiers/sailors/airmen/marines were changed from a “separate but equal” designation on the monument(colored or negro) to all inclusive regardless of race.
Finally. The Union “Clored Troops” were segregated and had only white officers. Most of them were rounded up and forced to serve. They were ill trained and in most instances slaughtered as cannon fodder. So by design, yankee racism was evident in how these soldiers were used.
Smoke that in your pipe.