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Never Forget: The Devil’z Punchbowl – 20,000 Freed Slavez Died After Being Forced Into Post Slavery Koncentration Kamp

I feel sick…

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History has always made concentration camps to be synonymous with the atrocities of Nazi Germany. But, America has its own dirty secrets about the use of concentration camps. These camps were located in Natchez, Mississippi and were used to corral freed slaves during and after the American Civil War. As slaves were being emancipated from the plantations, their route to freedom usually took them in the vicinity of the Union army forces. Unhappy with the slaves being freed, the army began recapturing the slaves Natchezand forced the men back into hard labor camps. The most notorious of the several concentration camps that were established was located in Natchez, MS.

As the slaves made their way to freedom, the town of Natchez went from a population of 10,000 to 120,000 people almost overnight. In order to deal with the population influx of recently freed slaves, a concentration camp was…

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4 comments on “Never Forget: The Devil’z Punchbowl – 20,000 Freed Slavez Died After Being Forced Into Post Slavery Koncentration Kamp

  1. This is the first time I’m hearing about this.

  2. Me, neither, Rosaliene. This sure helps demolish the common myth that the Civil War was about freeing the slaves. Neither Lincoln nor the Union Army supported emancipation. The Emancipation Proclamation was a political stunt Lincoln pulled after massive casualties caused most of the North to turn against the war.

  3. Lincoln wanted to keep the United States together to be less vulnerable to attack and to continue subjugation of the rest of the continent. Ending slavery was secondary.

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