One of the reasons I think you're wrong is your suggestion that Northern officers and men were made to say certain things. I don't believe that for one minute. Maybe I can draw an analogy. You've seen all those people who wear Alabama T-shirts and hounds-tooth hats and wave boxes of Tide boxes on a stick at football games. Do you believe someone made them act that way?
Along those lines, an Auburn fan meets and Alabama fans, both wearing school T-shirts. The Auburn fans says, "I'm wearing this Auburn shirt because I went to Auburn University. You're wearing that Alabama shirt because you went to Wal-Mart."