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 Posted: Thu Apr 12th, 2007 11:30 pm
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…my ancestors on my mother's side did have slaves but on my father's side I have ancestors that march off to war from Michigan when they heard the call. 


A bit off topic, but I just wanted to point out that, for the most part, Midwesterners were about as prejudiced as Southerners.  The reaction of a large number of veteran Michigan soldiers to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was to lay down their arms in anger and go home, saying they would fight to preserve The Union, but not to free the slaves.

 

Fascinating thread, such a diversity of opinions; I'm learning, here.

 

 

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