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Thousand of Negroes fleeing to the North for freedom,fails to mention they were escaping starvation. Nor was the fact large numbers of USCT were constricted not did volunteer. that they were often ill trained and hated by the white Federal troops. That the southern women might be angered over the wholesale looting and burning of their homes as well as death of theri loved ones si glossed over,easier to ignore federal attacks on Civilians and brand them as "Lost Causers'
If the lost cause is a great myth then it is no more so than the war to free the slaves. The Vast majority of Northern Soldiers fought to preserve the Union and anti black hostility was the common rule. The blockade of morphine and quinine was considered legitimate ass all southern civilians were considered legitimate targets under the lieber. A position which would be a war crime today. How ironic that this documentation comes out when the veterans administration is at the very time denying grave markers for those interred at Oakwood cemetery. A number is sufficient they say even though V.A. requires name and rank.
September 19, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.
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