I was talking about the times we've discussed the States Rights issue not just in recent weeks or months but off and on for a while. I do believe quite a few who tossed their hat in with the Confederate Cause did understand there would be the possibility that a 'central' government in the Southern area may be a bit more to their liking.
For the Confederate Soldier writing home, considering the shortage of writing material, he was more concerned about the welfare of their family while he was gone. Letters told of the loss of friends or neighbors. They may mention needing socks. States Rights was very much an issue with the Confederate Government at that time but the Confederate soldier had varied reasons and they made the best out of circumstances that were less than ideal. I imagine they understood well the Valley Forge winter with Washington because some of their ancestors were there. So wintering in horrible conditions was not a new concept.
The one thing about the South that has not changed is the idea that if one is threatened, the rest are there to help. Be it government, natural disaster or manmade disaster.
In past discussions I truly believe people had an opinion and it was the right one for them. They went on information they had learned and also family history. There is no either/or answer.