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Old 01-05-2021, 12:03 PM
 
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Not even remotely similar.

One group slaughtered in mass vs a group that wanted to own other human beings.

Your common, everyday Confederate soldier did not own slaves. So, what was he fighting for? Protecting his home from invasion.
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:29 PM
 
Location: South of Cakalaki
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Your common, everyday Confederate soldier did not own slaves. So, what was he fighting for? Protecting his home from invasion.
LOL!!!

Most Confederate soldiers had been convinced that they were somehow better humans than the colored people. They fought to maintain the status quo. Facts are cool:

Historian Joseph Glatthaar’s statistical analysis of the 1861 volunteers in what would become the Army of Northern Virginia reveals that one in 10 owned a slave and that one in four lived with parents who were slave-owners. Both exceeded ratios in the general population, in which one in 20 owned a slave and one in five lived in a slaveholding household. “Thus,” Glatthaar notes, “volunteers in 1861 were 42 percent more likely to own slaves themselves or to live with family members who owned slaves than the general population.” In short, Confederate volunteers actually owned more slaves than the general population.

As you'll note from the activities that followed for more than a 100 years after, ignorant whites somehow think themselves better that their African-American socio-economic equals.
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