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Unformatted text preview: A. After the war, Oates was successful in rebuilidng his life, but his memories of the war, particularly of all that had happened at Gettysburg, plagued him until the day he died. Oates was unlike some other former Confederates: he resisted reconciliation, while publicly using the rhetoric of reunion, and he continued to insist that secession was constitutional. He did admit, however, that slavery was better off dead. For him, and for many Southerners, the Civil War simply would not end, even long after Appomattox and the fighting had ended....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2009 for the course HIST 345M taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '09