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 Posted: Thu Jun 19th, 2008 08:55 pm
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Johan-

  I completely agree that neither side was angelic. The US Constitution was no protection for anyone north or south during the war. Both sides were draconian as the southerners took more desperate measures because of waning fortunes and the northerners sought to end the thing.

  I also agree about US citizens. The salient question is whether or not the southerners were US citizens after they seceded. The official Union line was that they never left the Union (How they could announce an official blockade if that was the case is an interesting question). The southerners maintained that they were no longer US citizens.

  This difference of opinion is why there was a war. Considering how things were in 1865, there has been a lot of healing in less than 150 years.

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