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Old May 20th, 2021, 04:42 PM #31
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It kind of reminds me of when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Some freed slaves decided to become literate and brake free of their chains. For some it took 2 years for the news to reach them. They had been free for 2 years and didn’t even realize it. Other just decided to stay on the plantations because it’s all they knew and they were comfortable maybe even felt safe. It’s incredible how history repeats itself.
Your history is a little garbled.

The only reason some slaves remained enslaved is because they were behind Confederate lines, in areas beyond Federal control. (Or because they were in states like Maryland, " not in rebellion.")

Wherever Union armies advanced, slaves flocked to them, beginning in the opening weeks of the war, years before the Proclamation. At that stage, having no legal authority to liberate slaves, many Union commanders declared them "contraband of war," which is why the former slaves became known as "contrabands." This was actually a tremendous joke at the expense of the slaveholders.
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My intention was definitely not to blur or rewrite history, but that is the way I remember being taught it. I’m guessing some commentary from the teacher was woven in to paint a picture in order to help understand what was going on. It is interesting to note the similarities. This is the first instance that came to my mind when the mandates were dropped. It’s comparable to modern day,” if you’ve taken the shot you may go about freely.”
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