*Edited* Soldiers who were not slave owners themselves were from the areas in which slavery was common. Those areas of what became Confederate states which contained few slaves, also provided few volunteers for the Confederate armies. And the men often made their way to US controlled territory to avoid conscription too. I believe Freehling wrote that every state other than So. Carolina formed US regiments. Resistance movements were numerous.This is most probably not possible.
Given your thesis
that officers and soldiers are to be recruited from that white population of 1,5 M (related to the ownerships of slaves), you have to deduce
1) the women (about 750000)
2) then your pool is 750000, but you‘ll have to deduce the children and the elder people - both groups should in the least add up to 50% (given the fact that the Confederacy overstepped the age limitations for war service in both directions)
or rather probably 33% (as being that portion of the male population being really able to give such service).
3) This leads to a pool of between 375000 and 250000 people who could serve as officers and soldiers.
As far as I know the confederate army exceeded that (by far?) -
hence other motivations like Dixie-patriotism,
notions of honour
and/or the relation of grooups of different age should also have been of a certain relevance
(I read once a letter from a west-virginian town where the writer depicted secession as a idea most popular to younger people whereas the parent generation (there) tended to be loyalist....but cannot remember where to find that source again....
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