As the south and the north were both members of one nation, the point is moot., Nathanial Green in his letters to G. Washington complained incessantly about the challenges he faces getting to Southerners to stand and fight the British.
Of course there is that famous Southern Col. Sanders.
Green’s big problem was getting recruits for his rebel army in the Carolinas and Georgia. Except for elements of the wealthy classes who had a financial interest in independence, the Scot-Irish who had a gripe against England going back to Ulster, and to a degree the descendants of French Huguenots of coastal South Carolina (Francis Marion), Southerners were either largely Loyalists or had no interest in the war.
Despite this, the war for independence was going nowhere until it moved south and French intervention.