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 Posted: Wed Nov 5th, 2008 11:42 pm
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The Iron Duke

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The Confederate army often impressed slaves from their masters.  This was one of the many continual complaints made against the Confederate government.  Even when they finally did pass that bill in 1865 to arm slaves, they could only be allowed to serve in the army if their masters first gave permission.

If there really had been 20-30,000 black Confederates, then there would have been no reason for Cleburne to make his proposal.

Last edited on Wed Nov 5th, 2008 11:45 pm by The Iron Duke

"Cleburne is here!" meant that all was well. -Daniel Harvey Hill
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