Should Nathan Bedford Forrest and Wade Hampton Have Been Delegates to the 1868 Democratic Convention

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Pat Young

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Much was made in July 1868 by the Democrats of the inclusion of the prominent former Confederates Wade Hampton and Nathan Bedford Forrest among the delegates to their July 1868 Convention. Much was also made negatively by the Republicans about it.

I will post some 1868 articles on the subject here, but I want to know what your opinion of their serving as delegates of South Carolina and Tennessee is.

I will keep the question open ended. You can consider it from all sides. Did it benefit the Dems? The conservatives? Hampton and Forrest? The Country? The Seymour Campaign?
 
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