Shortly after the U.S. Congress passed the Second Confiscation Act, which helped free slaves who had Confederate owners who opposed the Union, President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the act planted the seeds for emancipation. SEE ALSO: Race A Factor In Wrongful Convictions What the Act also helped promote is Lincoln’s inclusion of African-Americans in the […]

NEW ORLEANS — Inside Louisiana’s Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle. SEE ALSO: Are GOP Debates Out Of Control In the back, there’s a collection devoted to Jefferson Davis, […]