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General Benjamin F. Butler Reacts to Self-Emancipating People, 1861
instructions: Read the three primary source documents above, then answer the prompt question in a short essay response. Your response must include a brief introduction and conclusion, clear and concise analysis, and be at least 3-4 paragraphs in length.
Prompt: In your response, discuss how enslaved persons play key roles in their own emancipation. Why is it so important to view their perspectives when studying the role slavery played in the Civil War?