Thursday June 20, 2013
Today in 1864, the Union army in the American Civil War hanged a black deserter outside Petersburg, Va., for in the delicate words of the army dispatch 'an attempt to outrage the person of a young lady' at the New-Kent Court-house.
History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms prepared their own downfall. —
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