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 Posted: Thu Jun 19th, 2008 08:26 pm
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Hank C-

  It seems that we have come to a general agreement on most of the issues discussed. I would agree, for example, that many thousands of blacks served the Union in non-combat roles such as teamsters, laborers, and cooks. I would point out that many thousands of blacks served the CSA in identical roles. Using the same standards, many thousands of blacks served against the north, for one reason or another.

  The one issue that needs clarification is the Constitutional protection. What I maintained is that the southerners (The" Wayward Sisters") should have been allowed to voluntarily leave the Union. After that, no protection by the US Constitution would have been applicable.

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