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Fort Worth Register, July 21, 1897. Of course this item was written before science had established that blue gum and red gum negroes are distinct species. But the Jefferson Davis connection (he was the President of the Confederacy, for those of you who slept through History 101: From Redskins to Robber Barons) raises an interesting counterfactual point: Had the Union forces thought to organize a battalion or two of BGNs as shock troops, I bet the Civil War could have ended 28 Days Later.


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