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Slaves in plantersville ms. Swinging. The decision to halt the black advance until the white troops marched into the city would elicit some bitter comments in the northern black press.
The moment the government reversed its policy on black recruitment it had doomed the Confederacy. To the black soldiers, many of them recently slaves, this was the dramatic, the almost unbelievable climax to four years of war that had promised at the outset to be nothing more than a skirmish to preserve the Union.
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For native whites, it was as though the victorious North had conspired to make the occupation as distasteful as possible. To this end that the wives and children of many dear and gallant friends were husbandless and fatherless?
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Requiring little prompting, some slaveholders had already acted in this spirit. Ransdell moved very quickly to reassert his authority after the Yankees departed.
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