On the internet there is a good deal of back-and-forth as to whether or not there were African-Americans who fought for the rebel army during the American Civil War. The Confederate veteran who wrote this article makes no reference to having known of any black men who bore arms on behalf of the South, but states that he
"had known Negroes serving in the Army of Northern Virginia who not only performed their menial tasks with fidelity, but also risked their lives for their masters and employers. One of these, a hired free Negro, insisted on accompanying me in the battle of Gettysburg; and I had, literally, to drive him back. And after I was shot down, he was the first man to come to me, and that while rifle balls were still humming around".
- from Amazon