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 Posted: Wed Aug 23rd, 2006 01:34 pm
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Albert Sailhorst

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Location: Aledo, Illinois USA
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When I lived in Tennessee, I also noticed a "difference" between Southernors and Yankees. To be an outsider, it is difficult to break into the "inner circle" of SOuthern culture. I once read somewhere a theory on that: It's because, in the South, the war is personal. For example, it was Yankees that burned great-grampa's house and barn and killed great Uncle Bill....the war was brought "home" so the animosity is felt personally. I don't think northerners will ever truely understand the "nationalism" felt by Southernoers". You don't see that kind of thing distinguished between an easterner and westerner anymore.....Like Shelby Foote said, the Civil War defined this nation....

Albert Sailhorst, Scott's Battery

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