Negro Soldiers as good as white

Negro Soldiers A correspondent of the New York Evening Post says: “A rebel deserter, the son a Baltimorean, now of South Carolina, and a trustworthy man, says he belonged to a regiment from that State, composed of four companies of negroes and six of whites; that the negroes were allowed to vote with the whites in the choice of their officers; that they mess and sleep together without any prejudice whatever, and that the negroes made as good soldiers as the whites.”

                                                                        (Liberator, November 7, 1862, pg 3)