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Posted: 6/17/2009 3:56:36 AM EST
Just curious if anyone has read the book about him by Buchanan? If your a fan of Teddy Roosevelt or hunting ,read it. Its one hell of a good read, kind of like a turn of the century version of an epic arfcom thread.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:07:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 4:12:12 AM EST by 4v50]
I sure did and cited it in my article about black Confederate sharpshooters. The most important thing I got out of it for my research is how a black man, although not allowed to enlist as a fighting soldier, could be allowed to fight. The distinction is between official Confederate policy that did not yield to having black soldiers until the very end when it was a matter of too little, too late, and the status of slaves who sometimes fought. There are numerous Yankee reports of blacks Confederates shooting at them. Those blacks were not soldiers. Rather, they were slaves who were permitted by their masters to fight. It was a matter between an owner and his chattel, in this case, human property, of which the right of the owner to use his chattel as he pleased could not be infringed upon by the Confederacy.

The article was shared with many of the National Battlefield Parks and I believe Maj. John Plaster took the information from my article and used it in his book, the History of Sharpshooting and Sniping.

You can buy the article from The Company of Military Historians. Ask for Vol. 59, Issue #2. Link
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