Facts About The South
2. Generals Robert E. Lee, Joseph Johnston, A.P. Hill, Fitzhugh Lee, and J.E.B. Stuart were not slave owners.
3. General U. S. Grant kept slaves to take care of his wife while he was away fighting to end this supposed root cause of the war.
4.Virginia was the first colony North or South to try to stop the slave trade.
5. The Confederate States of America Constitution outlawed the slave trade in 1861. The United States did not till after the war.
5. When Lincoln freed the slaves, he only freed them in the Confederate States. He did not free all of the slaves in the United States till after the war.
6. When Lincoln was asked why he just didn't let the South go, he replied, "Who's going to pay for the government?" Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia supplied 3/4's of the Federal Revenue in 1860.
7. Abraham Lincoln, one of the foremost authorities on the right to secede, said on the floor of the House of Representatives in 1848 : "Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one one that suits them better. . . "
8. In Virginia alone, 1/4 of the state's 59,000 free blacks remained loyal to the South, along with about 10% of the 490,000 slaves. The circumstances were simlar all over the 10 Confederate States.
9. Most of Maryland House of Secessionist Delegates were thrown in jail by federal officers before they could vote to secede.
10. Lincoln created the state of West Virginia with a stroke of a pen to divide a large Southern state that was to close to Washington DC for his comfort.
11. Over 100,000 freed black slaves in the South fought for the Confederacy. The Confederate Government said that the practice of forcing slaves to fight was strictly forbidden. But the 100,000 blacks that fought were free, and it was their own decision to fight for the Confederacy, and they volunteered to fight not being forced.
12. A little over 22,576 deaths among the 126,950 yankee captives in the South died in Confederate prisons, while 26,436 Confederates out of 220,000 Confederate captives in the north died in Yankee prisons. This shows that more southerners died while in yankee prisons than Yankees did in Southern prisons. The worst part is that the Northern prisons had the suplies to take care of Southerners in their prisons. While the South barely had enough suplies to feed it's own troops.