In regards, to the documents that explained black people fighting for the confederate army. I understand from what the professor was saying is that most of the proof this is cited by many people was wither fabricated or have a lot of questions surrounding them. I think that all the people that said that black people were helping the confederates either had something to gain from it like Frederick Douglass or that is just what thy wanted to believe. Because if that was the case then the confederate purpose of the war would be put into question. Cobb’s is seen as being a leader of 3,000 blacks supposedly but them a few years later is quoted saying “that if the south did that and the blacks were good soldiers then that would completely negate the Souths view and point”.