Originally Posted by Natty
This very true, Bren.
'Border states' Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky and Missouri were allowed to keep slavery as long as they did not officially secede from the US and join the Confederacy.
Some occupied areas under Union control in Virginia could keep their slaves also.
Also, parts of Louisiana, around NOLA.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing … more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature [with] no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men …. John Stuart Mill