The Civil War Part Two - The Civil War Part Two For Cause...

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The Civil War Part Two For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought the Civil War (James McPherson) ***** The Southern cause: o The confederates in order to win just needed to defend its territory o The union on the other hand needed to conquer a huge empire The moral scales, except slavery, seemed to favor the south o They fought for liberty, survival of their customs and family North could have stopped the war at any time by just allowing the south to secede o Many union soldiers didn’t fight for racial equality but did want to defeat slavery because they saw it as the clear reason for war between north and south and future war between them and the south even if the southern states were independent The Confederacy counted upon certain military advantages It could fight a defensive war on its own territory which would win southern morale The introduction of muzzle loading rifles which could kill up to half a mile o Defenders against bushes could hold their own against much larger groups of attackers o It made defense 3X as strong as the offense
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