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 Posted: Mon Nov 3rd, 2008 07:31 pm
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Both Steiner and Douglass had agendas that did not mind twisting (or making up) facts to suit their purposes. The same is true of turn-of-the-century southern organizations who erected and planned monuments to the 'faithful slave', for example.

 

Anyone oragnized, mustered, trained, drilled, supplied, paid (and had the usual forms filed in triplicate) was certainly a soldier.

 

There is little reason to believe that southern blacks in partisan units *were not* soldiers, but neither is there much reason to think that their white comrades *were*.

 

Thousands of Union civilians erected fieldworks at Cincinnati and Harrisburg, among others, during emergencies. No one considers them soldiers...

 

 

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