Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am Southern by birth and my ancestors arrived in Virginia in the 1620's. My Confederate ancestors were Welsh, English, and Jews and all fought and fought well for the South, however, I can tell you that many of those that fought for the South were not native born in the Southern states. Does that make them less worthy of being called Confederate soldiers? I think not. Likewise, I know good solid scholarly work and Greg Biggs has always, always presented it on each occasion whether it is on this Message Board or if it is person.
Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
War Between the States Historian
Historian: 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment