Yeah, but is always a bug in the ointment.
I would not call 2/3 a overwhelming majority. (majority yes, overwhelming, no)And for the record, the overwhelming majority of Southern soldiers didn't own slaves, and those who didn't own any and fought, fought to keep the Northerners off their land.
You put the cart before the horse, Ethan. Had the white Southerners not rebelled (to protect slavery) no Northern armies would've come south.
I would not call 2/3 a overwhelming majority.
Especially not considering that many of that group was still dependent on slavery. Rented slaves or sold good to plantations or in other ways worked in a profession that benefit from slavery.
And if that was why, then there are the most stupid people in history, sense all they needed to do not to have government troops in their backyard, was not to start a war in the first place.
About 1 in 3 of them came from a slave owning family.Whether you like it or not, they were Americans, they fought as Americans and died as Americans, and for one group of Americans to be portrayed as evil because of the actions of a few rich men, is shameful.
Since you clearly are not going to believe anything anyone write, you need to look it up in the 1860 census records your self.I'd like to know where your "facts" are coming from.
So what do you call a person who own other humans and force them to work in cottonfields?Northern values: greed, scapegoating, high taxes and federal control.
Southern values: family, God, hospitality, states rights, low taxes.
Had the Northern states stayed out of it, the South would have left peacefully and that would have been the end of it...
However, I refuse to let the common confederate soldier, the lowly privates who fought so bravely, be mocked, shamed and ridiculed by modern folk who want to end the story of the confederacy. Whether you like it or not, they were Americans, they fought as Americans and died as Americans, and for one group of Americans to be portrayed as evil because of the actions of a few rich men, is shameful.