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Fiddlin' Bill

The Lost Cause is one of the very worst features of what passes in the minds of too many Americans as actual American History. It needs to be rooted out yesterday.


You brushed up against one reason I believe, without a lot of evidence, that Southern men went off to fight for slavery, when you mentioned "the girls they left behind". General Armistead, who led that charge to the grove of trees said "Remember your wives, your sweethearts..."
I think that they marched and fought to keep the black men down, and (in the words of Eisenhower to Warren) "keep them away from their daughters"

Fiddlin' Bill

I think it's pretty likely that the southern soldiers were fighting out of regional loyalty, and there was also a significant aspect of coercion due to conscription laws. But the southern army fought in the service of white supremacy and slavery--this is precisely what southern leaders said before hand, and the army was in the service of the leaders--Jeff Davis, Lee, et al. The curse of racial prejudice infected the whole county, north and south, and still does (see Trump's war on the uppity black players in the NFL).

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