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Why Non-Slaveholding Southerners Fought

By | April 23, 2024

[April 23, 2024]  I’ve long asked myself this question, “Why did non-slaveholding Southerners fight in the Civil War?”  Like so many Americans, I had relatives who fought and died on both sides of the war, many brother against brother opposing each other on the same battlefield.  But the question is rarely discussed or just dismissed as unimportant. Fortunately,… Read More »