|View single post by Unionblue|
|Posted: Tue Dec 8th, 2009 09:18 am||
Sorry, the lone answer of Confederate desertions won't hold up by itself.
If anything, it should be a source of embarassment for the Union army and not the Confederate one. Just think, with all that manpower and material, and most of the time outnumbering Confederate forces more than 2 to 1, the South holds off the North for 4 long years.
No Union veteran ever counted the Confederate army down, even with the desertion problem it experienced near the end of the war. The men who remained in the ranks did so because of their comrades whom they did not want to let down and their belief in their cause.
Even when outnumbered, exhausted, hungry, and short of supplies, the Confederate fighting man was to be respected.
Your post takes none of that into consideration, which is why it is basically flawed.
Belief does not make truth. Evidence makes truth. And belief does not make evidence.