|I am using my ereader so not sure how to post a link on it..from what I remember Alexander Stephens left no doubt whatsoever that it was about slavery in his Cornerstone speech of 1861 on what their reasons were in leaving the Union. Lincoln had no intention of abolishing slavery....just wanted it contained to where it was at. The Union soldiers that enlisted in 1861-62 were motivated by saving the union and country. They didnt really give a damn about the slaves one way or another. So the slave owners really screwed themselves by pushing for disunion.
Last edited on Fri Sep 7th, 2012 08:20 pm by BHR62