Thursday, October 8, 2009

Another Black Confederate Veteran in the New York Times Archives


Here's another interesting article I've found in the archives of the New York Times which tells of a Black Confederate Veteran. One such article might be overlooked, but the large multitude of such accounts which are constantly being uncovered indicates that today's "politically correct" view of the Confederacy may not be historically accurate.


Negro Confederate Veteran Shot
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DALLAS, Tex., June 14 - Two negroes, Henson Williams and his son William, were shot dead from ambush in Brazos County, while they were plowing in a field. Officers were searching for a white man who is believed to have shot them. The elder Williams fought through the Civil War as a soldier and made such a good record that he was a full member of the Confederate Veterans' camp at Milliken. The old white Confederate soldiers are enraged at the assassination and threaten vengeance on the assassin when captured.

Here is a link to the article, which was published June 15, 1900, in the New York Times:

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9E01E0D61F3CE433A25756C1A9609C946197D6CF

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