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  • Craig L. Jul 2, 2013

    Regarding your speculations about Lee’s motivations for attacking a well fortified position in a northern state, I’d add that I think Jefferson Davis and an older brother of his personally owned substantial plantation holdings not far south of Vicksburg that I would imagine were severely depleted of slaves by the 4th of July in 1863.

    • Kevin Levin Jul 2, 2013

      No doubt.

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