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July 30, 2012

Lincoln

Filed under: Quotes — Tags: — ecogeek @ 10:02 am

When lincoln found out that black Union soldiers were being shot and/or put into slavery, he issued this executive order:

“It is therefore ordered that for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the laws of war, a rebel soldier shall be executed; and for every one enslaved by the enemy or sold into slavery, a rebel soldier shall be placed at hard labor on the public works, and continued at such labor until the other shall be released and receive the treatment due to a prisoner of war.”

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