Why Did Some African Americans Fight for the Confederacy?

The presence of African American soldiers in the Confederate army is a little known fact of the Civil War. Because the Civil War was largely about the issue of slavery and whether or not it would continue to be allowed in this country, the existence of African American Confederate soldiers seems bizarre. What were their reasons for fighting against the people who would free them? Why did they side with the Confederacy? Or was it more complicated than that? Here are the answers you need to know...