The War of 1861 – 1865 Myth vs Fact MYTH – The War of 1861 – 1865 was fought over slavery. FACT – Terribly untrue. The North fought the war over money. Plain and simple. When the South started Secession, Lincoln was asked, “Why not let the South go in peace?” To which he replied, “I can’t let them go. Who would pay for the government?” Sensing total financial ruin for the North, Lincoln waged war on the South. The South fought the War to repel Northern aggression and invasion. MYTH – Only Southerners owned slaves. FACT – Entirely...Read More
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