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History Detectives | Wearing the Confederate Uniform: Slave or Soldier? | PBS

Duration: 19:57
Program: History Detectives #912
Broadcast Date: Oct. 11, 2011

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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Post Date: October 12, 2011