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|I agree CalvryTeam. I have done extensive research of my hometown and County. I have gathered over the years numerous letters and journals of the men that fought for the South. Also a couple that fought for the Union. Slavery was one subject I was really interested in. Not saying that they did not have an opinion of it. It is just not mentioned, all the way from 1861 to 1865 I only found one mention of slavery, and that was in regards to the South enlisting black soldiers to fight for the South in March 1865. In all the letters I have examined the Southern soldiers from my area seem to mention winning Independence from the Union as their cause for fighting. But I must mention that in my area there were not many slaves. I think it to be something like 96% were not slave owners, that bear arms for the Confederacy. It was a subject I was interested in, it just isn't mentioned. As my history teacher used to say, you have the overall history, then your local history.