Not exactly true. Very few men from Southern California joined the Confederate Army. California sent far more men to the Union Army.
white southerners or black southerners? Because they had different ah, perspectives on their society.Ironic to fight for freedom that included freedom to own slaves and freedom from the federal government abolishing slavery.
But I think the apologists are right that the average Confederate soldier was, while by no means anti-slavery, motivated by more of a stubbornness and pride. "You ain't from here. You ain't one of us. You can't tell me what to do." That attitude seems as Southern as fried okra.
Different men from North Carolina went different ways. More fought for the Confederacy but many fought for the Union and many tried not to fight at all or decided to quit fighting.Where NC goes, I shall follow
There were many compromises, in hopes of peace. They just didn't up and stomp off. It was years of compromises that did little, and went against their favor anyway.The secessionists had no good reason to leave. They left in response to a free and fair democratic election because they were dissatisfied with the result. They left unilaterally rather than making any effort to use Congress to effect peaceful, multilateral, mutually acceptable separation.
They deserved to be stomped into oblivion.
Less than 3% of white North Carolinians. Also ,NC contributed 1/5 to 1/6th of manpower for the confederacy. Exaggerate much?Different men from North Carolina went different ways. More fought for the Confederacy but many fought for the Union and many tried not to fight at all or decided to quit fighting.
The old saying " different strokes for different folks".
No not at all. From that same article 24k North Carolina soldiers deserted and five thousand black North Carolina men joined the USCT. Also the article notes many North Carolina troops were drafted . We also know there were Unionist guerrillas in Western North Carolina.
Lefty, Imagined that, Southern Patriots in your home town.Not exactly true. Very few men from Southern California joined the Confederate Army. California sent far more men to the Union Army.
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