In today’s class, we talked about African Americans and the question, “can African Americans join the Confederate army”. People, including African Americans argue that some African Americans fought for the Confederate army. Why do they join? Their homes are being invaded by the North. Also get pay and venture.
50,000 African Americans fought for the Confederacy
Risk factor for African Americans joining the army à3,000 were armed with guns, so they must’ve not hated slavery
Regime of white supremacy is what they are fighting for.
Camps are a disaster for the army health. There are thousands upon thousands of males in an area with slaughtered animals and on top of each other, so sanitation was a huge issue.