This May we are celebrating Southern Unionist History Month. May 1865 signaled the triumph of millions of Southerners who were liberated from slavery. It is time to recognize the many people from the Slave States who helped to end slavery in the United States. Who are your favorite Southern Unionists?
I suspect I have a decidedly different definition of Southern Unionists than what the OP has in mind, but my favorite Southern Unionists are those who fought for the union of states established by the CSA. Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Benjamin, Lee, Jackson, and Johnston, to name just a few.