Thursday, April 24, 2008


This Day in the History of Withdrawel Too Early

On this day in 1877, the last Federal troops on duty in the recently conquered Rebel States moved out of New Orleans, ending the North's 12 year military occupation of the South following the Civil War. Almost immediately, white Democrats began taking away from the black freemen the rights the Republicans and Northern troops had fought so hard to bestow. Troops from the North should have enforced the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments in the South until after WWI at least


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