This time Mackey is lying about Black Confederates, well maybe not so much lying as just not telling the whole truth. Is that better/
Let’s take a look at his first untruth. HORACE KING Mackey says he supported the Union. So? I have read Robert E. lee , Jeff Davis, Stonewall Jackson and most Confederate supported the Union as a whole, that doesn’t mean they fought for the Union. They simply wanted to see their country united as one. Same as Horace king. Mackey also tries to say the at he was conscripted by the Confederates. Again I say so. Both armies conscripted men to fill their ranks. I can easily prove that the Union army conscripted slaves against their will. Challenge me Mackey if you dare. See this link for more on Horace King.
Amos Rucker, Mackey refers to a photo but yet shows no photo. I won’t argue that point one way or the other. Mackey says Rucker cannot be a soldier because he was a slave. So Mackey show us the law that says slaves cannot be soldiers. Can you? Of course not.
Bill Yopp Mackey says that Bill Yopp was owned by Thomas Yopp so they could not be friends. I sure would love to have the power to go back hundreds of years and tell you the feelings and emotions of men living in a given era. That must be a fantastic power. Mackey again says Bill Yopp cannot be a soldier because he is a slave. Where is your proof Mackey?
“The next group is a list of people the video claims were musicians. While soldiers could be used as musicians, musicians were not automatically soldiers.”
Can you prove that musicians were not part of the Confederate Army Mackey. Show us some credible proof. You are only expressing your opinions.
“We next see a list of names of people who were supposed to be nurses: Joe Fox, Nelson Jones, Eliza Morgan, and Ellen Morris. Putting aside the question of the accuracy of this list, a woman was not allowed to be a soldier, and these people, if they were used as nurses, were not soldiers. We don’t know if they willingly supported the confederate cause or were enslaved people who were ordered to do this job.”
Oh boy this is good Confederate nurses didn’t support the Confederacy. They were not part of the army? Again any credible sources are lacking. Women did serve the Confederate army and where POWS. At the end of this article I shall post one such woman. then YOU MACKEY, can tell us all about this woman.
Steve Eberhart, aka “Steve Perry” Again Mackey claims because this man was a body servant he could not be a soldier. Well it appears Andy Hall has spent some time researching this man at https://deadconfederates.com/2011/11/11/everyone-laughs-both-at-and-with-steve/ I encourage you to read Hall’s entire post and note what happened to this man master. Now I challenge either Hall or Mackey to prove this man “Steve Perry did not carry any weapons, prove he did not go into battle with his
The last two names are Eli Pickett and Ned Green. Green was apparently a musician and Pickett was apparently a slave who received a pension. That was most probably a servant’s pension. (Here http://www.mdah.ms.gov/new/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/pensioners.pdf)
Ah Mackey as I have said before, you have provided no source stating a musician was not a soldier. You have failed to prove a slave couldn’t carry a gun or kill a Yankee. What is the problem? Now Mackey states this clickable link (Here) leads to a slave pension. No that is not a pension application for a slave or a white man. It is a story. It is from Mississippi. If you have no idea what a pension record looks like how can you write about one?
To view the Mississippi negroes pensions go to http://opac2.mdah.state.ms.us/queries/blackconfedlist.php or go to this SHAPE website which I have recorded the Mississippi pensions as well as other states. I also have free and slave records listed http://negrosingrey.southernheritageadvancementpreservationeducation.com/page.php?41
This is from Mackey’s so-called slave pension. Note what it really says. There is too much unknow. That is proven by mackey’s and halls commentary.
The applications from black Confederate pensioners tell us much about their service that we did not know, but they are silent in regard to the service of African Americans who died before they could apply, lived in the wrong state, or openly expressed the desire to have a say in the government under which they lived. Although almost three thousand applications from black pensioners shed some light on what they did to support the Confederate war effort, these documents fail to answer many of the most important questions raised about African American service with the Confederate army, leaving one of the great stories of the Civil War still untold.
As usual Mackey is just spreading his hate and lies, he fails miserably to prove any of his points.
I promised to post a woman Confederate at the end of this article. This is so Mackey and his friends can educate all of us ignorant “neo-Confederates” . here it is—-
Jenny– Negro Girl– Received at the Myrtle Street Prison the 13th day of Feb. 1864 from Peter Coring, US officer. Sent forward from Prov. Mar. Genl on the first day of February 1864. By order of Col. Marsh.
Jenny “negro Girl”
Signed William Lonergan–Keeper
(Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records)
Remember Mackey says women cannot be soldiers. SO———