Actually the Southerners characterized the Yankees as Calvinist round-heads, in contrast with the "Cavalier" ethos of the South.
The book was "Company Atch" , though I don't recall the author's name. It was one hell of a read though. It gave a private's account of the war and the first chapter outlined the causes, from his perspective.
Come to think of it, the book is so well written that you wonder if either: he was actually an officer posing as a private, or, southerners were generally better educated and literate than modern depictions would have you believe.
posted on 01/26/2007 6:35:04 PM PST
posted on 01/26/2007 7:01:35 PM PST
"Actually the Southerners characterized the Yankees as Calvinist round-heads, in contrast with the 'Cavalier' ethos of the South."
It's been said before. The North and the South both read Walter Scott. The difference was that the South believed it.
posted on 01/26/2007 8:35:12 PM PST
(JF'n Kerry- "That's not just a paper cut, it's a Purple Heart!")
Sam R. Watkins from Tennessee. :)
posted on 02/13/2007 4:38:37 AM PST
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