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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #411

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Old November 16th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #412
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So why did he have so many light skinned slave girls and what was he fighting for then? LOL !
My guess is that his enemies today find it easier to tarnish his reputation by insinuating that he was an evil rapist of black slave women. That is why these charges need to be sourced, validly I might add, because the allegations are revolting.
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My guess is that his enemies today find it easier to tarnish his reputation by insinuating that he was an evil rapist of black slave women. That is why these charges need to be sourced, validly I might add, because the allegations are revolting.
I know I made a joke after your answer, but my original question was a genuine one. I thought the slaves were put in his name. Thanks for the reply.
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I know I made a joke after your answer, but my original question was a genuine one. I thought the slaves were put in his name. Thanks for the reply.
It was a good joke my friend. I may be wrong, perhaps we can get some further help on this, I thought that Lee was only the Executor of Custis's will. In the meantime I will dig around on it.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #415

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The thread is full of them. You have already told us that you will not read them, so why ask for them?
What? I was giving my source, not asking for one. But since you are repeating the claim that i am rejecting sources, I'm going to have to ask you to prove this claim. Thanks
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It is my understanding that Lee only handled the will of his father-in-law, which meant he freed the slaves per the wishes of the will. They were not his slaves and he did indeed free them by 1862. He did not own slaves to my knowledge.
Sure, those slaves, but Lee had slaves of his own.

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Not on a historical forum you can't, at least not on a credible one. Its called historical research. Once again you are interested in fantasy. You provide an opinion and then you back it up. If you can't back it up, you're just blowing smoke like all of those stupid websites you've been reading. But as I said you are basically a troll and do not want to learn anything. If you did you would have a real historical discussion but apparently you can't. I for one find it very entertaining.
Really? Can you show me where the rules state that I must give my opinion and give sources for them? Where does it state that I can't come in and ask questions without giving my insight?

I can't have a historical discussion? I'm asking for facts, you're making this about vendetta and school yard taunts. Textbook projection.


I sincerely hope that statement about Lee raping his slaves was not a shot at me. I have not even come close to hinting at such a thing. the hyperbole doesn't help your case.
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If we have sufficiently moved passed this, can I get an answer to the last question about Lee? Was that very light skinned girl his slave. Before the volleys start coming, I'm not asking because I think he raped the mother. I'm asking because I want to know if he had light skinned slaves. As a light skinned person, I find it pertinent
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What? I was giving my source, not asking for one. But since you are repeating the claim that i am rejecting sources, I'm going to have to ask you to prove this claim. Thanks
It looked like you were asking DiddyRiddick to give a source proving that Lee did not sneak off to surrender. I just read through the Appomattox part in the book "The Civil War" by Clark G. Reynolds. It doesn't say anything about sneaking off. It does say:

"With Richmond and Petersburg gone, Virginia was lost. Lee no longer had a base of operations and thus no lines of communication over which supplies an ammunition could pass. The end was in sight; escaping to join Johnston would only postpone the inevitable."
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Sure, those slaves, but Lee had slaves of his own.

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Really? Can you show me where the rules state that I must give my opinion and give sources for them? Where does it state that I can't come in and ask questions without giving my insight?

I can't have a historical discussion? I'm asking for facts, you're making this about vendetta and school yard taunts. Textbook projection.


I sincerely hope that statement about Lee raping his slaves was not a shot at me. I have not even come close to hinting at such a thing. the hyperbole doesn't help your case.
Lee had no slaves of his own. His wife inherited slaves and it took 5 years to carry out the wishes of the will, but he freed them. Virginia law stated that that the slaves must have funding to succeed on their own before they could be freed. Lee managed to emancipate the slaves of his father-in-law. He did not own any himself.
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Lee had no slaves of his own. His wife inherited slaves and it took 5 years, but he freed them.
And the source is the 1860 census slave schedules. Once again Yankee is trolling and is wrong.
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