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“Though the defense of African slavery (thus it is commonly called) is left to the South, the North are jointly benefited by it. Deduct from their trade and manufacturers all which is dependent upon the products of slave labor, their prosperity would fade.”

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Jefferson Davis

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

 

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On this day in the Civil War, Federal troops burn the Brierfield Plantation in Mississippi, the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

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Jefferson Davis

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

On this day in the Civil War, the Federal Army of the Potomac under General George McClellan fight against Confederate forces led by General Joseph E. Johnston at the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia.

General Johnston is wounded in the battle. Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints General Robert E. Lee to command the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

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General Joseph E. Johnston

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)