It appears that the number of Black Confederates that existed is so much common knowledge that the SCV and the SCV-MC (who posted the information as truth without any clarification or explanation) has decided just to run with it as you can see from a screen capture above from the Florida Cracker Newsletter.
The pictures and information comes from what was billed as “An Evening with Nelson Winbush” whose grandfather is said to have been Louis Napoleon Nelson who is said to have fought with the 7th Tenn. Cavalry during the Civil War. I know the page is not one of academia, but it would be nice to see the Lost Causer types stop using this number and be more responsible with history. But what should be expect with a group like the SCV-MC…who for the first time did not post pictures of beer…well only one…maybe there is a nice fat check headed to a battlefield in need of preservation. Who knows?