If one could step aside from the political views of Harry and his son Robert, and consider the personal/private relationshipe one may also find the real 'difference' was closer to home. Their differences stemmed from something much deeper than politics. Robert grew up knowing the 'national figure' was not all that competent when it came to providing for his family. This played a very important part in shaping Roberts future when it came to the importance of doing ones duty with honor above all else. Robert achieved his goal. When Robert joining the Confederate army, he believed the States were the real govermental centers. Once his home state made its decision, he felt honor bound to defend it.