While I get there are some people that don’t understand what the civil war was about…it had a purpose.
Slavery was never at the root of the war. It was all about power. Fortunately the slaves benefited from the war while countless farms fell to the yankees and thousands of homes destroyed.
To this day the Civil War is still regarded as the bloodiest war on American soil. Like my father, I respect all those who fought…both black and white. Many of my Confederate and Union ancestors lost their lives in the war. All of their blood ran red regardless of which side they fought on.
Regardless of your personal feelings about the war, it is time to show respect for all of the fallen of that war. We would do well to study their values and way of life.