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  1. All I have to say to that is, “hoo boy”! You learn something new every day. Actually, this shouldn’t be a total surprise to those of us who know at least a portion of our history. There were some black slaves who did fight for the Confederacy, albeit under duress for the most part. And then, there were some who fought after being promised “40 acres and a mule” or other things, promises that were never kept. But joining the UDC? I dunno. If this lady is willing to “let bygones be bygones” (so to speak), then more power to her. This is not the first time that something like this has happened. I remember hearing about two decades ago of a Klansman actually joining a local chapter of the NAACP over some issue or another. I don’t know if he is still a member or not. Personally, I’d be interested in joining the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War if I could just find proof of my ancestors involvement in the Civil War. But unfortunately, I know almost nothing about my lineage. But you did post an interesting story none the less.

    2002-05-02 00:02:00

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