Thursday, March 13, 2008


This Day in the History of the Right Move Far Too Late

On this day in 1865, the Confederate Congress authorized the enlistment of 300,000 slaves as soldiers. What was in it for the slaves? They were promised their freedom. The Confederates were a little late to the party here, as the North had been using black soldiers, many former slaves, for over a year, sometimes to great effect. It wasn't just the slavery which doomed the South; it was also their racist views which kept one third of the population out of the fight until it was far too late. They deserved to lose, and despite a martial spirit which stunned the North for a few years, they did.


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