Cleburne’s proposal to arm the slaves was poorly received, video

Carnton historian and author Eric Jacobson talks about C.S.A. General Patrick R. Cleburne’s proposal in early 1864 to arm the slaves to fight for the Confederacy. It was very poorly received by the military brass, and probably cost him any further major advancement in rank or position in the Confederate army.

What if Patrick Cleburne had been promoted instead of Hood?

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One thought on “Cleburne’s proposal to arm the slaves was poorly received, video

  1. David Corbett

    Dear sir,
    Listening to old Eric , one would think slavery had something to do with Secession. As for me , if I was a Confederate, I’d be in California right after they passed the Twenty Negro Law.
    cordially ,
    David Corbett
    P.S.
    I prefer Eric attired in suit and tie rather than puka shell necklaces.

    Reply

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