- Mar 7, 2014
Well, now you know of someone--me. The question in the thread title is whether the motivations of individual soldiers matter. Neither specific side is mentioned, so it's a generalized question. I think we can safely assume that the motivations were important to the soldiers themselves. We can assume motivations mattered to their families, their comrades--perhaps even their enemies. We should further assume that the motivations were as individual as the soldiers themselves. I think about these things and they are important to me.Outside of Confederate advocates defending Southern soldiers I know of no-one else in the world that is concerned about individual soldiers' motives. Can someone enlighten me?