Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fact of the Day: Southern Unionist

In the American South during the Civil War, there were many of those from the South who opposed the Confederacy by either refusing to join the rebel army or they went and joined the union army. There were many reasons for one to be a southern unionist. Some felt loyal to abolitionist politics and opposed slavery. Some were loyal to their country and thought of attacking it was cowardly and unmanly. 

11 comments:

Huggybear said...

That is fair enough but it must have been quite an emotional struggle either way.
Colin

Lois said...

I'm sure that was a difficult choice.

Christine said...

Interesting.

RO said...

I've never heard this term before, and glad you explained it. Always love learning new things here. Hugs...

Moving with Mitchell said...

Those were terrible times, but I wonder if the world has ever not had terrible times for some.

Fundy Blue said...

I think Mitchell is right. The world has always had terrible times, and many people have been challenged with consequential decisions.

Elisabeth said...

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stephen Hayes said...

Lincoln's vice-president, Andrew Johnson, was a southerner who sided with the Union.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure a difficult time all around

JACKIESUE said...

get over it they tell us..and yet they have never forgot the civil war.

Martha said...

What a tough position to be in.