The history we learned in school was written by the winners !
The True history of war is written by its warriors.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The fight to preserve Slavery !
Ya know what shaves my goat? Yankees that claim that the South was primarily fighting for the right to continue slavery ! OK just for the sake of argument let’s say it’s true, That by a soldier joining the armed forces he was fighting to maintain slavery . But if we accept this we must also look at what the North was fighting for. Now the Yankee’s will tell ya it was to preserve the Union and later the focus changed to freeing the slaves. Then they will throw in Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation
OOOOO-K, I’ve heard it all before. But lets look at it from the Yankees perspective and apply the logic evenly. If the Confederates were fighting to preserve slavery, so were the Yankees!
The Yanks were fighting to preserve a Union that by law included slavery. So by fighting to save the union they were at the same time fighting to save slavery which was a part of the Union.
Even after the Emancipation Proclamation the yanks were fighting to preserve a Union that included slavery ! Lincoln stated- “Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans) Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth[)], and which excepted parts, are for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued. So slavery was still an accepted practice in the Union even after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
So the Yankees were still fighting to preserve a Union that included slavery. As long as we all play by the same rules ya gotta accept the facts !