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Virginia’s Governor urges use of slaves as Confederate Soldiers

By December of 1864 it was clear to anyone who cared to see that the Confederacy was fast approaching exhaustion. Union armies under Grant in Virginia and Sherman in Georgia had placed a chokehold on the military resources of the … Continue reading

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