"Were I here in these conditions, simply to keep another man in bondage, I would most certainly walk away into the night and return unto you. We know what is at stake here, and the true reason for this contest that requires the spilling of the blood of fellow citizens. Our collective fear is nearly universal. This war, if it is lost, will see ripples carry forward for five, six, seven or more generations..."http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/confederate-soldier-s-letter-shows-feelings/article_6d9bfaa9-0012-5002-9d54-76bf7e7eef7b.html
McPherson read hundreds of letters like this and concluded that Confederate soldiers weren't fighting to keep slavery. Yet the history-indoctrinated -- and I mean both students AND teachers today, a century and a half later -- want us to believe THEM, and not Confederate soldiers...Ah, no. The answer is no. We believe the soldiers.
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