Michael Thurmond, former Georgia Labor commissioner and author of several history books, and W. Todd Croce, president of the Georgia Historical Society, unveil a Civil War marker on Thursday morning at the Cook-Huff House in downtown Dalton. The newly erected marker is placed at the site where Confederate Gen. Patrick Cleburne proposed to have slaves join the Confederate Army in exchange for their freedom. The proposal was dismissed by other Confederate leaders.
Michael Thurmond, former Georgia Labor commissioner and author of several history books, and W. Todd Croce, president of the Georgia Historical Society, unveil a Civil War marker on Thursday morning at the Cook-Huff House in downtown Dalton. The newly erected marker is placed at the site where Confederate Gen. Patrick Cleburne proposed to have slaves join the Confederate Army in exchange for their freedom. The proposal was dismissed by other Confederate leaders.
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published Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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It was a moment that could have changed the course of the Civil War. The Confederate Army lost bruising battles in Chattanooga in the fall of 1863, before slinking south to Dalton to regroup and winter in a safe area. After years of war, the South was losing, running out of men.

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