A Voice from the Old South - 1947 Interview with Corporal Julius Franklin "General" Howell (1846-1948) & what they fought for.

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He came from a family that owned over 100 slaves. When the War was over and they were Free about 50 of them stayed with the family.

He was lucky that his regiment was basically used on piquet duty and he wasn't engaged in any large battles as he said himself he might not have survived.
 

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He came from a family that owned over 100 slaves. When the War was over and they were Free about 50 of them stayed with the family.

He was lucky that his regiment was basically used on piquet duty and he wasn't engaged in any large battles as he said himself he might not have survived.
The older slaves particularly would have had no other options.
Not surprising a good number of them stayed on with the former masters.

My impression is that a large number of owners treated their slaves decently.
But the minority who didn't made the Peculiar Institution totally immoral and untenable.
 
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The older slaves particularly would have had no other options.
Not surprising a good number of them stayed on with the former masters.

My impression is that a large number of owners treated their slaves decently.
But the minority who didn't made the Peculiar Institution totally immoral and untenable.
Indeed he even said he heard of incidents of brutality on other Plantations.

With a 100 slaves his father must have been quite wealthy but not a Brute anyway.

Slavery as a State policy was on its last legs anyway as an Institution - it would have disappeared within a generation as inline with other States eg Russia, Brazil.

Of course there is still slavery today but on nothing like the same scale.
 

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My impression is that a large number of owners treated their slaves decently.
But the minority who didn't made the Peculiar Institution totally immoral and untenable.
So you'd be quite happy to be "owned" by another human provided they treated you "decently"? :unsure:
 

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This man actually fought in the War between the States and lived till 1948! Incredible that you can hear today the voice of a man who fought in a War in the 1860s! And a fine voice he has too.

The BLM crowd would tell you he is just like a Nazi Stormtrooper.
Some crackpots here would blindly follow them.
 
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