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 Posted: Wed Apr 15th, 2009 11:00 pm
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Johan Steele
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The irony in your question is that there wasn't much of a Federal Govt that could be called corrupt and what was was in many ways dominated by Southern interests. If you look at the decleration of causes published by various CS states slavery is mentioned prominently in each. the men of the day knew what they were fighting for... Sam Watkins to just name one made it quite clear.

Did every southerner in the ranks fight for slavery? Absolutely not; but those that sent them certainly were.

The term "South" and "North" in reference to the ACW is a misnomer. Roughly 250,000 southerners served in the ranks of the US. And northerners, perhaps as many as 50k, fought in the ranks of the CS.

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