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A Fantastic New Brad Mehldau Piece and Video: "O Ephraim"

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HappyWarrior5/12/2019 4:35:25 pm PDT

re: #178 Belafon

When Texas put up the vote for secession and joining the Confederacy, the German areas were the only ones that voted to stay in the Union. As you can imagine, that didn’t sit to well with those who created the state for slavery.

The Germans I have read were one group that was pretty anti slavery. Makes me wonder if that was part of my second great grandfather’s motivations for enlisting. I have no idea. He died when my Dad’s grandmother was a girl. We used to have his discharge papers I believe but I think one of my aunts or uncles got them when my Dad’s mom passed away.I’d love to have those but I do have a photo of him and his blacksmith shop on my wall.