Southern Gentleman, Lest We Forget, 2011
Honored Fallen Comrade
- Feb 20, 2005
If well put means riddled with falsehoods, like every pro-secession and anti-American (I cannot comfortably use the word "Northern" for "the rest of the country" except when we're talking about latitude) Confederate supporting arguement since 1860, I couldn't agree more.
The fact there are books that support the false history of the South attempting peaceful seccession and how slavery was only an issue to radical hotheads and people who had no connection to what the average person was concerned is about the clearest proof that can be offered that "history is written by the winners" is at best exagerated and at worst flat out wrong.
It would be nice if the Confederates were fighting for "the Union as established by our forefathers", but there are a lot of things that would be nice to believe that just aren't true.
One can say a lot of nice things about the Confederates - Lee was a gentleman, Jackson was genuinely pious, Stuart was good looking - but those don't excuse their loyalties, or rather their disloyalty.
A few details are being missed here, but that's been discussed before.