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kaleb8082 October 20th, 2013 4:57am

Were the soldiers who fought for the Confederacy traitors or just people fighting for what they believed in?

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thewheel
10/20/13 3:24 am

Truthfully, I have always looked up to Lee. In my eyes, they are patriots.

asia
10/20/13 12:48 am

The issue was slavery...so yeah they believed in what they were fighting for, but they were not patriots.

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CzarCastic
10/19/13 11:16 pm

Similar to chairman Mao they were just following what they believed In and honestly thought it was the right thing to do

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Mattwall1
10/19/13 10:12 pm

I think many believed (not all but a a large amount) in the ideals of the confederacy, but that doesn't change the fact that they are nothing but traitors.

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willthehuman Suburbia
10/19/13 10:08 pm

Is both a possibility?

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kaleb8082 SoCal
10/19/13 10:14 pm

I agree that it could be both but they still betrayed their country.

willthehuman Suburbia
10/19/13 10:20 pm

but they still fought for what they believed in. An argument can be made for both sides. I'll have to say "both."

TierasPet
10/19/13 10:08 pm

I believe they were fighting for what they believed in and it was not about slavery as much as it was about federal v state control. I've read many books about the civil war and they all leave me with that impression.

TierasPet
10/19/13 10:10 pm

I absolutely do not believe slavery was right or justified in any way ever.

AngryAngel Oswego, IL
10/19/13 10:06 pm

If they won, they would be patriots. But they lost so they're traitors. Same can be said about the founding fathers. History is written by the victor.

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