Confederate soldiers as seen by a Yankee officer through his
field-glass. The drawing was published in Harper's
January 10, 1863 with title "Rebel Negro Pickets as Seen Through a
Field Glass." Thousands of Southern blacks served in the Confederate
Army, not segregated and put in the back of the line as were blacks in
the Union Army, but integrated and marching shoulder to shoulder with
Southern whites, "mixed up with all the rebel horde," as another Union
officer observed (Lewis H. Steiner, M.D.).