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We are seriously close to losing most if not all of our historical Civil War statues over prejudice that is pure nonsense! The prejudice part is linked to slavery, most Americans do not understand that the Civil War had very little to do with slavery. It was a Dutch Man-Of-War Ship that got lost on a stormy day in August of 1619 and landed in Jamestown Virginia that started it all. They were without food and the only trade they could offer was 20 African slaves. It was the first time Africans set foot on American soil, it is a fact that they were free men for 22 years and got paid for their service. The Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop wrote a Bill legalizing slavery and was passed on December 10, 1641 through the General District Court. Although, there were some northern states such as Rhode Island that passed their own Bill restricting slavery. In 1863 over 200,000 Africans Slaves enlisted in the Union Army and Navy. Their main goal was to help expand the Union, not so much to end slavery. Hoping to win the war so they could be with their love ones that lived in the south not knowingly that slavery was going to end. They were all treated very fairly, receiving only 3 dollars less than the white solders that was getting paid $13.00 a month. In 1865 there was an unknown count of how many Africans enlisted in the Confederate forces. They were promised their freedom and rights to a certain amount of land but the war ended before they could be put into battle. On the other hand; it saved the lives of these men; and they gained their freedom not by choice but from the Confederates. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862 and the final version was issued on January 1, 1863. The 13th Amendment formally abolished slavery in the United States after it was ratified following the end of the Civil War on April 9, 1865 when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the McLean House in the Village of Appomattox Court House. The surrender was due to the Confederates losing the last battle of the Civil War in Appomattox Virginia. People think the Civil War was all about slavery, the war was about states’ rights. Specifically, it was to answer if states have the right to decide if another person can own “property”? The main reason for the Civil War was when the southern states felt the federal government overstepped its bounds, and chose to withdraw (secede) from the Union. This was a protection for individual states, in writing, as a condition when they ratified the Constitution and the Confederates were admitted (seceded) to the Union due to losing the Civil War. Northern or Union states of Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, New Jersey and the capital of the Union, Washington DC, still had slavery after the war was over and all the Southern or Confederate slaves were free. So why are we removing Confederate Statues when the south actually was against and wanted to end slavery. I'm asking for donations to help save our Historical Statues by bringing this issue out to our Country through Nationwide media. I will also travel to each state campaigning and getting as many singed petitions so the Supreme Court doesn't overturn our State Laws that protects these Statues. These donations will help with the extreme cost of the work and time involved to accomplish this task. If you can support me "anything will help" please send your donations to 112 West Market Street Charlottesville, Va. 22902 payable to Ronald Pelzer. THANK YOU
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