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  1. AureliusofPhoenix
    AureliusofPhoenix
    the idea of going "Imma side with Virginia lulz" in that situation is so foreign to me; that idea of statism rather than nationalism. Shows how much the US has changed... at least in the North, where I live.
    Sep 11, 2018
  2. TorontRayne
    TorontRayne
    Because States wanted to control their own regions without federal overreach. We are still arguing this today with the 2nd amendment.
    Sep 11, 2018
  3. TorontRayne
    TorontRayne
    Slavery was the issue that underlined that of course, but it seems to be all they talk about. The movie Lincoln told a little more.
    Sep 11, 2018
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  4. AureliusofPhoenix
    AureliusofPhoenix
    @TorontRayne I'm currently reading A History of the Civil War and the issues it outlines are broad. I mentioned slavery because it's all anyone mentions; I know that the South wanted to become its own nation out from under the Federal yoke, lower tariffs on their cotton, etc. I was more talking about General Lee, who disagreed with the South's cause but still sided with his home state when it left the Union.
    Sep 12, 2018
  5. Squadcar
    Squadcar
    So it's the idea that he'd choose his state over his country that you're asking about?
    They couldn't communicate like we do. Everyone you know well lives near you. Sure, people write letters to old friends in other places but that's no phone. He grew up here, he has friends and family here. Those people matter to him. I think he even knew the South would lose the war.
    Sep 12, 2018
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  6. AureliusofPhoenix
    AureliusofPhoenix
    @Squadcar I suppose you're right on that count. I dunno, it's odd how many West Point graduates were generals in the war; how many classmates fought directly against one another, as though statism overruled academy camaraderie. Funny note: U.S. Grant was Lee's subordinate during the Mexican War; Lee chewed him out for his dress. I don't think it's a coincidence that Grant showed up to Appomattox dressed like a scrub.
    Sep 12, 2018