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 Posted: Tue Aug 27th, 2013 04:10 am
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   What a typically inane and inflammatory remark by you, Mildman. You probably look upon the murderous John Brown as being a great hero, just as General Hunter did.

   General Hunter clearly exceeded his authority by emancipating slaves in his department in 1862, and attempting (mostly unsuccessfully) to recruit them to be soldiers in the Union army.

   This action by General Hunter was immediately and publicly repudiated and declared void by his commander-in-chief, Abraham Lincoln. On this point, at least in 1862, the two presidents were in accord.

Civil War Daily Gazette » Lincoln Declares Hunter’s Emancipation Proclamation

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