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March 5 - March 5, 2008 1863: Emancipation and a New Kind...

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March 5, 2008 1863: Emancipation and a New Kind of War - did not apply to all areas - called upon slaves not to engage in acts of violence - third paragraph dealt with the concept of free slaves in military service. He made it permissible. Were to be folded within the white soldiers. - Use black troops to protect the health of union soldiers and putting them on supply line protection duty. Blacks were 40% more likely to die in the Union army, mostly due to disease and inferior medical care. - July 1863 hosts the biggest battles with black corps. Ie Fort Wagner, in Mississippi, and others. After July they were rarely used in combat, instead they were on the garrison I. War against property a. Military objections are CSA armies, not places b. Strategic emphasis on raids-maximum damage in minimum time i. No supply lines ii. 3 days- hit as quickly as possible, pull out as much as possible iii. Goal to decimate the capacity of the home front to support the Reb Army c. Use of black troops i. Union armies needed a huge amount of labor
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 565 taught by Professor Barney during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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