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 Posted: Wed Sep 5th, 2012 05:44 pm
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Yes, Gen. Patrick Cleburne was a visionary. If Jefferson Davis had listened to Gen. Cleburne the South would have enlisted black soldiers in 1864 and perhaps had a chance to win the war. Instead, Cleburne was passed over for promotion and ostracized. This is spelled out in my book, "Apostles of Equality: The Birneys, the Republicans and the Civil War." Also, Confederate soldiers voted to accept blacks into their ranks, but the war ended within a month.

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