Sir, this thing is the very thing I have been fighting all my life. There are people in the South that don't want to talk about the rape, war crimes, looting, murder, and other crimes against humanity. For example the one of the most glaring. Gen. Dan Sickles reported to the US War Dept. in 1863 that the transport system is breaking down in the South and they (the South) is finding it hard to get food to their army much less anyone else. Early in 1864, three Union POW's showed up in Washington D.C. to beg for food and medical aid for Union troops in Southern hands in Andersonville. Capt. Wertz, released these three men, and send them on this little trip for their fellow Union men. Starting with Lincoln, and Grant and others, their request was refused. Capt. Wertz made a promise that the food and medical supplies would be used for the Yankee. At the end of the war, Northern men who would support Capt. Wertz were not allow to speak in his defense. Men who would and could show how Capt. Wertz tried his best to get food for the POW were also not allow to say anything in the court that was trying him for war crimes. In short no one wanted to do anything but hang the man, and that is just what they did. One year later they dug up his body next to those in the Lincoln shooting, and he was laid to rest in Baltimore. The court dismissed the charges. If that doesn't turn your stomach, I have other stories from Yankee journals, etc. that spell out what they were doing. Oh one of their games was to beat up a blacks if he got to close to camp. I refuse to give up, in the name of our dead, our raped ladies (most of which were in slave quarters), and the looting, burning, and murder (like they did when they killed an aunt of mine in middle Tenn. She was raped and stabbed and didn't die until the neighbors saw smoke and pulled her out of the burning house of a pro union uncle. He turned pro Confederate the second she died. He was killed in Northern Alabama riding with Wheeler. We didn't do that, we did not do total war on anyone. We fought an honest war as much as we could. Did we have Quantrill? yep but he was answering what the Red Legs did in Mo. around Kansas City. The movie Outlaw Josey Wells starts with what these people did. It wasn't fiction.
Now they are spitting on us again as being hay seeds, hicks, hillbillies, red necks, goat ropers, clod hoppers, and plain stupid married to our sister. Why, we are Southerners, and if you don't think they think that way...take off the rose color glasses and pay attention to late night TV from Hollywood and New York. If you think I have outstepped my bounds on this web site, I apologize to you for wrecking the page, but this isn't hate, this is disgust with the lack of defense for our families from many who have kept their mouth shut as things have happened. The Black man is mad at us, why? He should be mad at his own kind who rounded his family member up and sold him on the cost of Africa and the second person he should be mad at is the slave trader, and much of the time that was the merchant fleet out of Hartford, Conn, then New York. The last US flagged slave ship delivered slaves to Brazil (I heard three different dates) in 1874, 1876, 1880. That's right, it is possible that 15 years after the war there was a US Flag flying over a ship delivering slaves to Brazil. Last of all they should be no happy with the Southern buyer, some of who were as Black as they were. Those are some of the facts. Corwin Amendment look it up.