1865: U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman - newly frees slaves in South Carolina to receive forty acres of land

U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman issues Special Field Order #15, calling for newly frees slaves in South Carolina to receive forty acres of land

Footnote: 
Weiner, Brian A. Sins of the Parents. Temple, 2005. p166.
Year of Apology: 
1865
Month of Apology: 
January
Day of Apology: 
16
To: 
Newly frees slaves in South Carolina
From: 
U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman