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Pat Cleburne Statues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Ellsworth Jul 23. 3 Replies

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…Continue

 

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Tim Ellsworth replied to Tim Ellsworth's discussion Pat Cleburne Statues
"It was Ben Butler who called them contraband of war"
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Richard Neely replied to Tim Ellsworth's discussion Pat Cleburne Statues
"Greetings Tim, other readers. The war was not about slavery.  Slavery existed both North & South.  The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure to shift a resource from the South to the North.  Slaves in the North were not all…"
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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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Pat Cleburne Statues

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.See More
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