This "thread" is a rather broad subject for this message board, so please make sure we stay "on-topic" and that all discussions involve Alabama or Alabamians. I have noticed a number of vague non-sourced postings, that appear to be more ideologically or opinion-based. May I ask that any statements regarding the reason for enlistment by Alabamians in Confederate or Union units be "sourced"?
This is a delicate and somewhat complicated topic, so please show the proper respect and scholarship, when discussing it.
Thanks for your cooperation.