Category Archives: Patrick Cleburne

January 2, 1864: Cleburne proposes arming slaves.

General Cleburne and large number of his subordinates write to Johnston, recommending that slaves be enlisted as troops and promised emancipation. The letter is long, and I’ve summarized its main points below. Things are going badly for the South, and … Continue reading

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November 22, 1863: Bragg sending away even more troops

Some might have criticized Bragg for sending away a large force with Longstreet to attack Burnside, when it was pretty clear that Grant was preparing to attack him in Chattanooga. Here he decided to double down on that decision and … Continue reading

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