Where did you hear that fantasy?! They weren't fighting to defend their country - It is WELL KNOWN that the reason the white dirt farmers and sharecroppers in the South were pro-slavery was that they were in desperate straits themselves with no economic mobility, due to the large plantation owners. As long as slaves were around, they had someone to look down on, and they weren't seen as the bottom of the barrel. Any other justification is a gauzy fairy tale.
Not much has changed today - rednecks remain racists for the exact same reasons (while collecting their disproportionate share of Government welfare). The oligarchs have been onto this game for hundreds of years - deflect criticism of the ruling class, by creating boogeymen for the impoverished to hate. Let the poor and disenfranchised tear themselves to pieces while continuing to enslave them. Trump is just the latest overseer in sheep's clothing. You may want to set down that bible, and use some critical thinking skills once in awhile. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote : No Doug, it's a matter of pride. The Bible says to honor thy mother and thy father so that you may have long life and that is extended to previous generations. People tend to be proud of their heritage and that includes their country. To this day, southern people tend to join the military as a matter of patriotic duty in large numbers. The average southern soldier in the War of Northern Aggression wasn't fighting for anyone's slave, few owned them. They were fighting to defend their country from an invading army , just as anyone would do now if a foreign army were to invade the US today. Re-enactors try to adopt the mind set of their ancestors based on what they have been told about the history of the time, which may or may not be accurate. From: "dhamiltony2k5@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 4:47 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Battle of Shiloh Emotionally charged vasana in the nervous system.. A special curiosity within the hobby of historical re-enacting is this thing of running up against some folks who are so identified, defended and obsessed about their ancestors, those people particularly on the losing south side of the rebellion against the United States. It always seemed a deep karma there when you run into it particularly with the Southern confederate re-enactment element. Generally, I have heard it said that it takes seven generations to clear the bad blood of an area. It seems so with this for some people within their cultural DNA and their ancestral genetic DNA too. Thinking now of PTSD and a place like, Serbia. Afghanistan. Syria. “.. the subliminal inclinations and habit patterns which, as driving forces, color and motivate one's attitudes and future actions Vasanas are the conglomerate results of samskaras (subconscious impressions) created through experience. Samskaras, experiential impressions, combine in the subconscious to form vasanas, which thereafter contribute to mental fluctuations, called vritti http://veda.wikidot.com/word:vritti. The most complex and emotionally charged vasanas are found in the dimension of mind called vasana chitta (the subsubconscious).” ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Yep, Fairfield and Jefferson County Iowa shopkeepers and farmers were in line arrayed there at Shiloh defending the United States of America against that confederacy of completely rebellious and retrograde slave-interests in the country then. Yep Fairfield, Iowa folks proly chased those terroristic rebel skedaddle-ers who had taken up arms against the US Constitution and public order on to Corinth and eventually on to Appomattox too. The Annals of Iowa has published good first hand accounts about those times. Iowa and Fairfield, Iowa was there. srijau writes, one of my great Grandfathers also fought under Grant's command. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Col. Leed, you might enjoy this about the underground railroad. ..I conducted a re-enactment once of a ‘runaway’ escape of a group of slaves fugitive from Missouri farms to Iowa. See the recap: http://www.icelandichorse.info/salemfugitiveslaves/conductingtheundergroundrailroad2002.html http://www.icelandichorse.info/salemfugitiveslaves/conductingtheundergroundrailroad2002.html A couple of tour operators.. Two Old Conductors of the Underground Railroad in Iowa: http://www.icelandichorse.info/salemfugitiveslaves/louisdoug2.JPG http://www.icelandichorse.info/salemfugitiveslaves/louisdoug2.JPG Salem & the Fugitive Slave Era Iowa Quakers, abolitionist activism, the Underground Railroad Homepage: http://www.icelandichorse.info/salemfugitiveslaves.html http://www.icelandichorse.info/salemfugitiveslaves.html ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <WLeed3@...> wrote : My great grand father Wm D, Leed of New Holland PA was at Gettysburg & other engagements with The Penn Federal union troops, gggf on mom's side hid the family silver not much in the cow barn 64 miles away at Red Run near Ephrata PA that time & could hear the cannon fire those days. as they did in Philly as well. He related the vultures followed the army & ate well.. gggf H/a Rev as well.,Shimp was prosecuted 4 having stolen property in his possession was Mennonite & although such always asked 4 a jury ( 12) men, & found either NOT guilty or acquitted some 13 times as no propriety was ever located in his possession Fugitive Slave Law. of 1850 -----Original Message----- From: Mike Dixon mdixon.6569@... [FairfieldLife] <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 8:46 pm Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Battle of Shiloh My great grandfather had his thumb shot off there. One of his three brothers was shot there and died in evacuation to Corinth Mississippi. From: "yifuxero@... mailto:yifuxero@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:16 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Battle of Shiloh 1862, bloody battle in TN; Union victory under Grant: Battle of Shiloh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shiloh#/media/File:Thure_de_Thulstrup_-_Battle_of_Shiloh.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shiloh#/media/File:Thure_de_Thulstrup_-_Battle_of_Shiloh.jpg Battle of Shiloh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shiloh#/media/File:Thure_de_Thulstrup_-_Battle_of_Shiloh.jpg The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1... 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