Wow…these posts on Confederate slaves really do excite the masses. I really do love the excitement and outrage that it causes within certain groups since it tends to highlight the anti-intellectual streak that runs through our Civil War community. You would think that with all the time that a few readers are spending on this site that they could have uncovered an entire regiment of black Confederate soldiers. Anyway, I received this very short, but encouraging email from one of my readers this morning.
Your Thinking About the Civil War Sesquicentennial postings have been one of the better overviews of the causes of the war that I have read anywhere. Maybe you can get it put in print as a sort of Causes of the Civil War for Dummies. Also thanks for indulging me; I grew up in a Rural Ole South County seat Town and many of the things on your Blog have enlightened me and some have enraged me. I recognize we are working from different world views and philosophies yet we are share a common goal of Historical Truth. Thanks for the Blog and have a great weekend.[You are very welcome. It’s always nice to be reminded that the overwhelming majority of my readers are considerate, open-minded, and appreciative of what I do. As always, thanks.]