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African-American Confederates

In the desperate last days of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis eventually follows the advice of General Patrick Cleburne and signs a law allowing African-Americans to serve as soldiers in the Confederate Army.

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James Singleton

Lincoln sends an old friend and political rival to Richmond to try to talk sense into the Confederate high command.

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The Confederates Move the Powder Works

With Sherman’s army creeping closer, George Washington Rains orders the Confederate Powder Works dismantled and shipped to South Carolina.

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Sherman Enters Savannah

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