At a time when statues are being torn down, Pat Cleburne deserves respect when he realized that Confederate prospects were dim. In January 1864 he proposed to enlist slaves and emancipate them and their families even if that ended the peculiar institution. His peers were shocked.
They were not ready to bite the bullet.

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Thank you for saying this, we, as historians can only hope that sense will descend upon those who seek to eradicate history-although I won't hold my breath.!!


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