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  • keeno2@aol.com
    In a message dated 3/27/2008 6:41:34 P.M. Central Daylight Time, meheath@main.nc.us writes: purloining Texas cotton and cleaning up on the black market. Did
    Message 1 of 27 , Mar 27, 2008
      In a message dated 3/27/2008 6:41:34 P.M. Central Daylight Time, meheath@... writes:
      purloining Texas cotton and cleaning up on the black market.
      Did your sources really say that? Or did they just include confiscating cotton on their agenda. Seems it would be a bit difficult to seize cotton during a major campaign and then sneak it to market.
       
      ken




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    • Carl Williams
      ... confiscating ... cotton during ... wasn t there some kind of provision in which a Union General could legally benefit from this, without using the black
      Message 2 of 27 , Mar 28, 2008
        >
        > Did your sources really say that? Or did they just include
        confiscating
        > cotton on their agenda. Seems it would be a bit difficult to seize
        cotton during
        > a major campaign and then sneak it to market.
        >
        > ken


        wasn't there some kind of provision in which a Union General could
        legally benefit from this, without using the black market?
      • William H Keene
        ... There was for the navy but not for the army. Naval officers would receive a cut of the sale money of seized cotton. Porter was motivate by this and the
        Message 3 of 27 , Mar 28, 2008
          --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Carl Williams" <carlw4514@...>
          wrote:
          >
          >
          > >
          > > Did your sources really say that? Or did they just include
          > confiscating
          > > cotton on their agenda. Seems it would be a bit difficult to seize
          > cotton during
          > > a major campaign and then sneak it to market.
          > >
          > > ken
          >
          >
          > wasn't there some kind of provision in which a Union General could
          > legally benefit from this, without using the black market?

          There was for the navy but not for the army. Naval officers would
          receive a cut of the sale money of seized cotton. Porter was motivate
          by this and the navy was very ative in sezing cotton during the
          campaign.

          Regarding Banks' poilicy toward cotton, Lowell H. Johnson's book
          says "The intention underlying them was the general's desire to act in
          the best interest of the country, and though circumstances forced a
          number of changes in policy, there is no evidence to show that Banks
          ever allowed personal considerations to overcome his prudence."
        • DPowell334@AOL.COM
          In a message dated 3/28/2008 8:26:40 AM Central Standard Time, wh_keene@yahoo.com writes: There was for the navy but not for the army. Naval officers would
          Message 4 of 27 , Mar 28, 2008
            In a message dated 3/28/2008 8:26:40 AM Central Standard Time, wh_keene@... writes:
            There was for the navy but not for the army. Naval officers would
            receive a cut of the sale money of seized cotton. Porter was motivate
            by this and the navy was very ative in sezing cotton during the
            campaign.
            The navy  could take advantage of existing prize law. No such laws existed for the army.
             
            Dave Powell 




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