Confederate emancipation



I think this information is interesting.

The final session of the Confederate Congress adjourned on March 18, 1865. That month, one of its final acts was the passage of a law allowing for the emancipation and military induction of any slave willing to fight for the Confederacy. This measure had originally been proposed by Judah P. Benjamin a year earlier but met stiff opposition until the final months of the war, when it was endorsed by Robert E. Lee.

I continue to try figuring out the ins and outs of that war. My conclusion is that neither side was innocent, but I’d still have to wear gray in 1861 even if the slavery language in documents and quotes is an issue for me. I hope that’s worth something. Yes, that’s my final answer.


Rodney Combs
Noble, OK