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""For all their tactical success, Confederate insurgents never succeeded in bogging down the Northern invaders...and from a contemporary understanding of irregular warfare, this is puzzling. The answer, though, may well have been hiding right out in the open. There was another network in play, a true army of the night, populated by people who had become by necessity masters of covert activities. The slaves."" Apr 20, 2014 09:05PM

 
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