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One of the unspoken aspects of the American Civil War is the story of the African-Americans who fought for the Confederacy during those four years that tore the country apart. In their grey... See full synopsis
One of the unspoken aspects of the American Civil War is the story of the African-Americans who fought for the Confederacy during those four years that tore the country apart. In their grey uniforms, they marched into history as the Black Confederates. From the waters off the Carolina Coast to the prairies of West Texas, there are speculations that 365,000 African-Americans in the South gave all they had and sometimes their own lives to support the Confederacy. Without the contribution of hard labor by free men and slave alike, the Southern struggle against the Union juggernaut would have been much harder thought. Enduring the hot sun over the fields, black laborers harvested food and worked on railroad tracks so supply trains could get through. Working in equally humid factories and sweat shops, they toiled long hours for the Confederate war effort. They helped care for the dying and the wounded in hospitals. And for some, they followed other southern men and entered into the ...

Credited cast:
Harold Ford Jr. Harold Ford Jr. - Commentator
Steve McIntyre Steve McIntyre - Nathan Bedford Forrest
Authur Webb Authur Webb - Commentator
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