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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #421

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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."
I was asking for a source, so I could learn. I like to know a good and valid place to start.
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And the source is the 1860 census slave schedules. Once again Yankee is trolling and is wrong.
Andy Hall says he did. It is possible he is wrong. But he's pretty smart so I have my doubts.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #422
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I was asking for a source, so I could learn. I like to know a good and valid place to start.
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Andy Hall says he did. It is possible he is wrong. But he's pretty smart so I have my doubts.
Since you don't do books, how about a couple of links?

Robert E. Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Why did Robert E. Lee free his slaves? | Thudfactor
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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.
I've read the will, I thought the stipulation was that the inheritance had to be paid, not the slaves. The master was only responsible for getting the slaves out of VA., nothing more.

I've heard that Lee's father inlaw didn't leave a enough money to cover inheritance so the slaves were to be kept until all was paid but no longer than 5 years. They were freed after the 5 year mark.
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Thanks for the sources. I wouldn't say I don't "do" books, but I'm super picky since I have trouble reading. I can't get into a Lee book because I'm not fond of him. Though I will read the right book about him. I like reading about men I love and even then the book has to be right. I got mostly through a book about Patton before I got bored. I'll push through a boring book about Washington simply because he is my fav. But that's an exception
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I was asking for a source, so I could learn. I like to know a good and valid place to start.
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Andy Hall says he did. It is possible he is wrong. But he's pretty smart so I have my doubts.
Andy Hall is not a primary source. The 1860 census is.
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Thanks for the sources. I wouldn't say I don't "do" books, but I'm super picky since I have trouble reading. I can't get into a Lee book because I'm not fond of him. Though I will read the right book about him. I like reading about men I love and even then the book has to be right. I got mostly through a book about Patton before I got bored. I'll push through a boring book about Washington simply because he is my fav. But that's an exception
The right book? LMAO!! You mean the book that agrees with your preconceived notions? Wow! This is fun comedic relief.
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The right book? LMAO!! You mean the book that agrees with your preconceived notions? Wow! This is fun comedic relief.
No, I mean a book that is interesting. In the context of my statement your accusation doesn't even make sense. I was talking about reading about men I admire.
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Andy Hall is not a primary source. The 1860 census is.
Right because there was no year 1859 or other years prior.
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Right because there was no year 1859 or other years prior.
Hahahahahahahahaha. There is an 1850 one. They didn't do the census every year. He's not listed in it either.
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No, I mean a book that is interesting. In the context of my statement your accusation doesn't even make sense. I was talking about reading about men I admire.
You said you would read the "right book about him". What book would that be?
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