Alan, you are not an annoyance so no need to apologize. I only thought one of us misunderstood what David was posting, that is why I asked was it me. Please go into more detail as to why you don not think the money being spent was not more in favor of the Northern industrialist. Everything I have read to date indicates that is what happened. Sectionalism was part of the dis-union crisis so I am not sure that I follow you saying there were no North and South.