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 Posted: Tue Nov 4th, 2008 07:22 pm
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Old Blu

Joined: Tue Sep 16th, 2008
Location: Waynesboro., Virginia USA
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In the book Retreat from Gettysburg by Kent Masterson Brown, he writes that the wagoners for the Confederate advance on Gettysburg were black and based his estimate of 7000 to 10000 slaves on the size of the wagon train.

I would say though, these wagoners were rented out by their masters for the job.  My only question to this is why didn't huge numbers of slaves escape instead of going back South?  There were some that escaped but there were also some Confederate white soldiers that stayed north.

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