History Detectives Wearing the Confederate Uniform: Slave or Soldier?
In this rare photo of a black man in a Confederate uniform, was he soldier or slave? Details
Program: History Detectives
Episode: Wearing the Confederate Uniform: Slave or Soldier?
In this extraordinary Civil War tintype, two men sit side by side, one white, the other black, both wearing Confederate uniforms, both holding weapons. Descendants of the men in this photo ask: Could a slave be a soldier in the Confederate army? Wes Cowan dusts off years of dueling family legends to reveal the facts behind the men in this photo.
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Premiere Date: 10/11/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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