Patrick Cleburne and Emancipation

This is a syndicated post from The American Catholic. [Read the original article...]

In January of 1864 the Confederate Army of Tennessee high command was roiled by a proposal of its best divisional commander Major General Patrick Cleburne, an Irish immigrant, that Southern slaves be freed, and that black men be enlisted in the Confederate Army.  This was not the first time that a Confederate officer had made […]

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Donald R. McClarey (1546 Posts)


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