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 Posted: Sun Mar 9th, 2008 10:22 am
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I'm writing from memory so am probably a bit hazy on the detail but as far as I understand it, Tennessee had been divided on secession in 1861 but the pro-Union side failed to divorce itself in the way West Virginia did. Moreover, after the fall of Nashville Andrew Johnson was appointed military governor of the state. The Emancipation Proclamation is carefully worded to avoid losing the support of any areas with pro-Union leanings, hence the lists of parishes that are specificlaly  excluded in Louisinana for example. So I think it's safe to say that there was sufficient union control - and political support for the union - for it to be excluded.

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