GDG- Slavery in the South

William Richardson general.jackson at
Fri Jan 6 14:35:07 CST 2012

From: Nancy Householder <pipecreek1430 at>
To: GDG <gettysburg at> 
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2012 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: GDG- Slavery in the South

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
Most Southerner fought to defend their homes and familes. The slave owning aristoracy controlled the politics
of the states and pushed for seccesion. They then convinced everyone else to fight to defend your homes and
familys from the Yankees and the Black Republicans. They spread the lie that the Black Republicans were out
to not just free the slaves, but give the negros equality with the whites, and let Negro men marry white women!
Even the poorest white, was considered better than the negro on the social scale. Now the Black Republicans
were out to make the negros equal with the whites!  Heresy!  Quick, sign up to fight for the Confederacy!!!

Nancy Householder


Hi Nancy,

   What part do you think Independence played for Southern boys to fight for the South ?

     William Richardson
     Mount Gilead, North Carolina

" The direct cause of the outbreak of the War Between The States was slavery; the direct object of the prosecution of the war was the preservation of the Union. "

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