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 Posted: Sun Nov 16th, 2008 11:38 pm
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Here's a question I'm not sure has a definitive answer, but it sure sparked a heated discussion between a friend and I:

Which side in the Civil War had the "better" soldiers?

My friend was of the opinion that, since the Union had won, the soldiers fighting for it were the better soldiers. I, however, was quick to point out that the winning was contingent on more than the soldiers who did the fighting--just as the losing was also contingent on much more than the fighting men themselves. We went around about things like how the politics and the generalship affected the fighting men, and various and sundry other points, such as, Just what does "better" mean? We finally quit the topic before we came to blows!

So I hand it to you folks: what do you think?

Pam

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