well you did post "Would slaves actually go to war to guarantee the right of white men to buy & sell their children, have unfeddered sexual access to their women folk & beat them bloody at a whim? Of course, the answer is no, h-ll no!"I don't ignore anything that sheds light on this subject. Until the confirmation of the 13th Amendment, slavery was legal in the U.S. During the Battle of Nashville in Dec 1864, the 13th USCI, self-liberated men from my county, made an attack on Hood's right flank that drew written words of praise from Confederate defenders. That same week, slaves were sold on the courthouse step in Nashville to settle debt. The two events bracket my understanding of the peculiar institution.
When they did and had repeatedly through history. A slave who ran away my homestate and enlisted in the USCT was serving the very nation doing all those you describe.......the same was true for KY, MY or Delaware slaves