Written by John Guzzardo (You can find more articles by Mr. Guzzardo on his blog at At the end of the American Civil War, southerners had a common rally cry of “The So…

Source: The Confederate States of America: A Lesson in Civil War Implosion { link to “The Historical Diaries” by John Guzzardo other articles on his blog at }

The States that formed the CSA were not as unified as propagandist would have you believe nor were they all pro-slavery and the average Confederate did not take up arms to preserve slavery or even had any dealings with it. Many of the Generals were West Point graduates and members of the United States Army when the Southern states began to secede from the Union. This is a scholarly article based on facts and not meet to a glorification of “The South Will Rise Again” myth. #PeaceMarshall

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