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Yankee Times

Slaves Join!!

By Juan
Civil War Reporter

Abraham Lincoln
Ever since Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the slaves were free. Abraham Lincoln hoped that the former slaves would join the union side. I think that he is a clever guy.

They do! More than 186,000 signed up. 166 have important jobs like an engineer. The Africans are not going to be paid as much as white soldiers or have as much supplies, which I think is not that fair, but at least they’re fighting for the union and not those rebels.


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