TWO FAMOUS NEGRO SOLDIERS IN THE CONFEDERACY By Andre Austin Many black slaves were duped into serving in the Confederate Army. They were promised freedom if they helped their Masters fight the Union for their economic benefit. Some were forced into and many served because they were sheerly loyal to their master who feed and clothed them and brainwashed under the illusion of white Supremacy. Two famous black Confederate Soldiers were Preston Roberts and John Tinsley: 1. Preston Roberts was Quartermaster for the infamous Nathan B. Forrest, (brainchild of the KKK and first Wizard). 75 Negro cooks served under Roberts who at times served as a spy for the Confederacy. Roberts received the highest Confederate decoration which was called the Cross of Honor. How many black students know this fact??? 2. John Tinsley a telegraph engineer for the Confederate Army. His job responsibilities were to repair broken down poles and wires for the Southern Telegraph system.