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Sleuths trace fate of 1st black male slave freed by Lincoln

...Civil War started following the election of Lincoln as president.Costley was wounded during the war, and after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered in April 1865, Costley's regiment was dispatched to Galveston, Texas. Adams said...
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Hundreds attend funerals for church shooting victims

...was elected president. By Wednesday, the mayor in Memphis, Tennessee was calling for the grave and statue of Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest to be removed from a city park.The suspected gunman appears with...
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S. Carolina lawmakers vote to debate flag

...removing the Confederate emblem from the state flag. Both Democrats and Republicans in Tennessee said a bust of Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest must go from the Senate. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants vanity...
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Good Reads: Summer vacation edition

...stories that might be labeled as "Kafka Lite" (and seems reminiscent of Gogol's Petersburg tales).? "A Confederate General from Big Sur"/"Dreaming of Babylon"/"The Hawkline Monster" by Richard Brautigan: His estate must have...
This Day in History

...seaboard. In 1975, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. In 1983, Samantha Smith and her parents returned home to Manchester, Maine, after completing...
The Top Political Dynasties

...candidate for president in 1860 and a senator who was expelled in 1861 for supporting the rebellion. He become a Confederate general and then the South's last secretary of war. Although a rash of Breckinridges served in the House of Representatives...


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