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Re: Why the Confederacy lost
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"This mistake of legislation, which, fortunately for the Union, destroyed the last chance of reenforcement and concentration, doomed the Confederate armies in the field to waste away by death, disease, and desertion until, overwhelmed by numbers, they were finally compelled to surrender."

The only legislation that might have done much to offset the huge Northern advantage would have been to conscript slaves into combat. That could have backfired with mutiny of white soldiers or black soldiers. In hindsight, it appears worth the risk. As for reneging on the state troop exemption, Texas would not have gone along with it due to the Indian warfare and threat of yankee invasion.

You Uptons are trouble makers.

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