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To: zeestephen

I do believe the southern soldiers disliked the idea of a government far away telling them how to live and what to pay them among other things.


50 posted on 01/11/2014 12:11:45 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf
Problem with that theory being, a lot of southern states are closer to DC than say, Vermont. Or California.

Somebody pointed out that many people hadn't ever been more than 100 miles from their homes. Part of it was that a war was a source of excitement, an excuse to travel, to partake of the pomp and glitz and glory of military service. Of course, it wasn't quite so much fun once they got there.

59 posted on 01/11/2014 12:15:14 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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