- Confederate General John C. Breckinridge Provides Insight into Slave Loyalty and Confederate Expatriation
January 24, 1869 MUSCOGEE, Georgia Reconstruction, Immigration, Politics, John C. Breckinridge, Expatriation
Dated January 13, 1869, this letter written by ex-Confederate general and former United States Vice-President, John C. Breckinridge, first became public on January 20, 1869, when the newspaper of Columbus, Georgia printed a copy of the message. Four days later, the New York Times made it available to an even wider audience when it republished the article. After the surrender of the Confederacy, Breckinridge...