- Apr 4, 2017
They had been hearing the same for a long time.I take it the Southerners were ready to believe everything they read?
"...the adoption of the measures I advocated at the outset of the war, the arming of the negroes, the slaves of the rebels, is the only way left on earth in which these rebels can be exterminated. They will find that they must treat those States now outside of the Union as conquered provinces and settle them with new men, and drive the present rebels as exiles from this country....They have such determination, energy, and endurance, that nothing but actual extermination or exile or starvation will ever induce them to surrender to this Government."—Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. House of Representatives, January 8, 1863
Why do you think Jubal Early wanted to hang him and “divide his bones, and send them to the several states as curiosities."