Burr, as in---never mind. Probably was kin to him. I've been reading David McCullogh's 1776, the Illustrated Edition, and it's really something to see the copies of letters, documents and drawings of the era and event. I have one on the Civil War and seeing things like letters from Chamberlain to his wife and such do make it more about humanity than just words. One thing that's always sort of seemed funny to me is that a lot of the leaders in England did not think keeping the colonies worth going to war for. King George thought it was the right thing to do but on a personal level, he couldn't have cared less. That's why he was into hiring the Hessians. Let them do the dirty work.
During the entire time those in the Colonies were trying to get their act together and it was not an easy road. I'd think fighting the Brits was easier than getting all 13 colonies to agree on one article.
I can see how during the late 1850's, there were many in the North and South who were not all that interested in war for any reason. Had the kettle not boiled over in South Carolina, it may have simmered a few decades longer. Of course, by then, there would have been a whole new batch of weapons to choose from to fight with too. Gotta wonder if there were ever any reasons or conditions that could have allowed the Confederate States to leave without war? I doubt it but it would have been a whole lot more, well, Civil.