“Southern perspective” — one example of many

Posted on September 6, 2008 by

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“Although connected by ties of birth and blood with the South, I loved my country and flag better than my State or section.” — p. 10, Cole’s Cavalry; or Three Years in the Saddle in the Shenandoah Valley, by C. Armour Newcomer

Though the book was written nearly forty years after Appomattox, it is one version of “Southern perspective” of the war. Yet, it seems unlikely that this book will be used in the effort to “ensure the Southern perspective is included in the anniversary events.” After all, though he considered himself a Southerner, Newcomer served in Union blue.

Just an example to accompany recent posts…

Another example (also unlikely to be used) was the subject of one of my posts from July.

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