- Nov 8, 2018
Well I had already asked the question of how certain people reacted (which you liked my two posts) and what are your thoughts on it.
I am more familiar with the military figures than the political/civilian figures and their pov's.
As for politicians and civilian figures:
VP Stevens, Howell Cobb and Robert Toombs as well as Governor Brown were hardline against using slave as soldiers, as well as Davis in particular.
As for Northern figures, such as Douglas or Garrison, I know not for certain. I believe theyd focus on the fact that this is only freedom for those serving in military units, and not those left in the fields.