Confederacy

In Southern Service: Misconceptions About The Confederacy And Her Soldiers

When trying to determine a person’s motivations, its best to go straight to the source when possible. Princeton historian Dr. James McPherson, who had researched 25,000 personal letters and 249 diaries of Confederate soldiers, discovered the main theme referenced was ‘Liberty” as they saw and defined it at the time. And many a letter from Union soldiers talk about the desire to preserve the Union