Sunday, November 20, 2011

Causes of the Civil War (Sic) via Free North Carolina


“For anyone interested in the Southern point of view with regards to the Civil War, this is a great place to visit.  

From a Southern soldier;  

‘I apprehend that if all living Union soldiers were summoned to the witness stand, every one of them would testify that it was the preservation of the American Union and not the destruction of Southern slavery that induced him to volunteer at the call of his country. As for the South, it is enough to say that perhaps eighty per cent. of her armies were neither slave-holders, nor had the remotest interest in the institution. No other proof, however, is needed than the undeniable fact that at any period of the war from its beginning to near its close the South could have saved slavery by simply laying down its arms and returning to the Union….”


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