Chronology of Emancipation.


Lt. Colonel
Apr 4, 2017
Denver, CO
Without slave traders and slave chasers, the odds went way up that border states slaves could make a successful break for freedom. And army officers were full of BS excuses why they would not let slave owners leave camp to chase after someone who was trying to get to Ohio or Illinois. The ultimate officer excuse most likely was to be absent for a few hours and let the enlistment men take care of it.