March 24, 1865: The Right Spirit
“The Right Spirit — We published a statement yesterday that a number of citizens of Roanoke county had pledged themselves to liberate all their slaves, of the proper age, who would volunteer as soldiers, and promising that proper provision would be made for their families during their absence. We have the pleasure to day of laying the list before our readers, embracing as it does the names of twenty-three substantial citizens. We hope that this patriotic beginning thus inaugurated in Roanoke will be followed up promptly in every county in the State and the Confederacy, and that soon General Lee will be so strengthened that he will push his great aims to a speedy consumation.”
Commentary, The Daily Virginian, Lynchburg Va.
Now do you want a prime example of the pure evil that was the confederacy? Do you want an example of the hypocrisy of those that are confederate apologists who attempt to portray the confederates as benevolent keepers of the slaves?
Well read what was at the bottom of the same news article.
“Negroes at Auction — We will sell on Saturday morning at 11 0’clock two good young negro women each having one child, both good house servants; also one or two girls, 12 or 13 years of age. B. Akers and Son.”
Advertisement, The Daily Virginian, Lynchburg, Va.
Confederates thy name is Satan.