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 Posted: Fri Aug 11th, 2006 04:00 pm
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David White

Joined: Tue Sep 6th, 2005
Location: Texas USA
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I'm not sure opposed slavery is the correct term here.  Cleburne didn't really oppose slavery, he just recognized it as a liablity for the south after the EP.  Same is true for many Union generals, they didn't oppose slavery either.

I can't recall for sure if he had slaves or not, he was wealthy for his time and had a big family so I assume he did.  Jeffrey Wert's book probably has the definitive answer to that.

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