Many historians would have you believe that all Blacks hated the Confederacy and what it stood for. This is completely untrue, according to records. So, the questions needs to be asked why then have we not heard of these soldiers in history books? I believe the answer is easy, history books have been written by people who are either ignorant of the situation or by someone bent on covering up the true history of the past. Let me remind you of Dr. Haynes powerful statement, “When you eliminate the black Confederate Soldier, you've eliminated the history of the South.”
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John C. Perry, Myths & Realities of American Slavery: The True History of Slavery in Dr. Leonard Haynes: America (Burd Street Press, 2003), 216.
In October of 1864, Aaron was awarded $10 (ten) by a Union County court order that read: Ordered by the Court that the County trustee pay D Rushing [sheriff] Ten Dollars to be paid over to a Slave of Capn [Captain] Wm [William] Perry by the name of Aron [Aaron] for meritorious Conduct in arresting some Yankeys [Yankees]