1865: U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman - newly frees slaves in South Carolina to receive forty acres of land

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U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman issues Special Field Order #15, calling for newly frees slaves in South Carolina to receive forty acres of land

To: 
Newly frees slaves in South Carolina
From: 
U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman
Year of Apology: 
1865
Footnote: 
Weiner, Brian A. Sins of the Parents. Temple, 2005. p166.