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 Posted: Thu Sep 4th, 2008 11:25 pm
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Johan Steele
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Name a captured CS soldier that was executed by Sherman's men, and I'll name dozens of Shermans men that were tortured & murdered by Wheelers men to include a 14 year old drummer boy who was hanged because he straggled. Then I'll add to that hundreds of freed black men, women and children who were murdered because they dared follow Sherman towards the HOPE of freedom...

Thousands of Sherman's men became instant abolistionists when they saw the reality of Cobb's Plantation and the brutality there. Many had been converted upon seeing plantations in Mississippi & Louisiana... but Cobb's proved to them beyond a shadow of a doubt that slavery was a scourge that needed to be extinguished. In reading their descriptions of what they saw, I can only agree.

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