Check Virginia's first, then rather quick second secession vote and tell me how honest they were. Ask those confederate soldiers who signed up for months of fighting only to have their service converted to years how honest the confederacy was. Also ask those soldiers how they enjoyed losing those states' and individual rights they were fighting for during the war to a strong central government....the confederacy...how honest the confederacy. How about a number of generals, soldiers and descendants who blame everyone else but Marse Robert for Gettsburg...honest??? No.
If so, it's because they had more to gain from a one-for-one exchange. They were desperate to prolong their resistance; Grant and the Union were trying to bring the war to a successful conclusion.
I have to laugh sometimes during discussions like this. It is always thousands here and thousands there when there were 4 million slaves. thousands freed don't amount to nothing more than spit in the ocean.
The outnumbered the white population. Why wasn't there a revolt? There was no revolt even tried during the civil war.
Perhaps someone can explain that. And based on the figures you can't say they were guarded and couldn't leave.
They had every opportunity most didn't take because the South just happened to be home for them!
Be assured because you say so? Or be assured because there is actually some solid evidence that they tried to do something to prevent the starvation and mistreatment?
Reading comprehension problem of your own? Your own source does not say it transported troops, it said it was part of a floatilla that did.. Its job was to guard the White River while the bombardment and storming occured, then the wounded were loaded...And if you actually take a look at the ship its pretty obvious that she wasn't meant for offensive operations, and even for the job of guarding a river, it would be more of a scouting mission, then to hold the river against enemy ships...And as for calling them bush wackers and partizans I'm calling them as they are labeled in the OR's, per the type of enemy that were firing on ships in the river..
You're correct on that one point, that the Red Rover was part of the floatilla that transported troops, my bad on confusing the placement of the semicolon. You can party tonight.
Wheeler's men were doing much towards harassing the river traffic.
I want continue disrupting this thread, however I'm fixin to ice the cake in this one: