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 Posted: Wed Mar 12th, 2008 04:54 pm
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fedreb wrote:  I understand why Lincoln exempted the Union affiliated Border States and areas such as the counties making up West Virginia from the Emancipation Proclamation but why no mention of Tennessee, was this State not deemed to be in rebellion against the Union? I think I need some help here in understanding the politics.

99% of discussions and questions are rehash of well-worn topics. This is a gem in the slag; I do not recall previous mention of Tennessee being excluded from the EP...
It is an interesting point that the section of Tennessee longest under firm union control (the west) was the most secessionist part of the state, and the most pro-union region (the east) was the last to be conquered.

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