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Looking at the list of black men that served in the confederate armies i see that a good number of them came from york county south carolina. do ya'll have any information as to why so many? Did york county at the time openly enlist black soldiers?
I’m not an expert, but a quick look at a few different rosters shows many black men from York County listed as "body servant" to a white man. Maybe it was an especially popular fad in their neck of the woods. It is interesting, though.