Major-General Wrote:
Jul 19, 2013 12:12 PM
The Emancipation Proclamation only freed slaves in states that were in rebellion against the United States. West Virginia broke from Virginia at the start of the war and was a slave state; its slaves weren't freed. So your statement reflects the ignorance the prior poster deplores. The bigger travesty is that the United States was the only western power to fight a war to free it's slaves.