May 6th Discussion: Paroling General Lee's Army

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major bill

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I think in general the Confederate Army in Texas were deserting in large numbers after the armies in the East had surrendered.
 

lelliott19

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Cool. Did yall talk at all about Bratton's brigade of South Carolinians? I understand they retained cohesiveness as they made their way home?
 
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Sorry. Didnt make myself clear. They were surrendered and paroled but stayed together as they made their was back to SC
 
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I wonder about the men who were more inclined to criminal activity in the Army of Northern Virginia. Are there any reports about some of them pillaging the countryside after the surrender, commiting robberies, etc.?
 
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It would make sense. With over 20,000 men being paroled and set free from duty, there would have to be a black sheep or two among them.
 
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