Willis Howcott Confederate Monument, Canton, Madison County, Mississippi

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J. Stephen Conn on May 11, 2011

Most Confederate monuments, and Union monuments too, only refer to groups of soldiers, such as those from a certain company or a particular town or county. This monument specfically honors local African Americans who fought for the Confederate States of America with the Harvey Scouts (cavalry), in defense of their Southern homeland. Specifically mentioned is Willis Howcott, a local black man who gave his life in fighting against the federal troops who invaded the Southern states.

An estimated 60,000 or more African American men, both free and slave, were Confederate soldiers - a fact which is often overlooked by history books because it contradicts the politically correct northern view of the War for Southern Independence.

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