Saturday, September 1, 2012
WHEN DID YOU EVER HEAR OF A SOUTHERN SOLDIER SAYING HE WAS FIGHTING TO PRESERVE SLAVERY?
“As for the South, it is enough to say that perhaps eighty per cent of her armies were neither slave-holders, nor had the remotest interest in the institution.
No other proof, however, is needed than the undeniable fact that at any period of the war from its beginning to near its close the South could have saved slavery by simply laying down its arms and returning to the Union.”
Major General John B. Gordon, from his book, Causes of the Civil War.
Photo: The Bloody Lane at Sharpsburg (Antietam for you Yanks). General Gordon was wounded here 5 times walking this stretch of the road during the battle.