Civil War Anniversary: Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm, Free Slaves

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Civil War Anniversary: Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm, Free Slaves

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On Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 10 a.m.. the Georgia Historical Society will conduct a dedication service to unveil a historical marker commemorating Confederate Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne’s proposal to arm slaves in exchange for their freedom.

 

As part of the national sesquicentennial commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and other state and private agencies are collaborating on a project to use historical markers to promote tourism and create better access to Georgia’s Civil War history.

 

Civil War Anniversary: Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm, Free Slaves

by Robert Jenkins, Dalton Daily Citizen

 

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