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To: B4Ranch
I was just awondering if you was up there defending the Dear South from them Ugly Yankees.

I am doin what can be done. Though I would note that in several counties of southern Indiana and Illinois, there were towns where formations of young men left their communities heading south as a unit to avoid Yankee conscription and jine up with their Southron cousins.

There was also at least one wreck of a Yankee troop train near Washington, IN, near Tunnelton. Whether poor maintenance and increased wartime rail traffic caused a genuine accident or the event was the result of actions by Dixie agents, Copperhead sympathizers or both is not certain, though still suspected.

49 posted on 10/07/2008 12:06:35 PM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: archy; Raven6

Not all the hens in the coop will have the West Nile virus, we know there is some good Yankees. Even the odd ones in heavily infected states such as Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.


50 posted on 10/07/2008 12:46:44 PM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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To: archy
I am doin what can be done. Though I would note that in several counties of southern Indiana and Illinois, there were towns where formations of young men left their communities heading south as a unit to avoid Yankee conscription and jine up with their Southron cousins.

There was also at least one wreck of a Yankee troop train near Washington, IN, near Tunnelton. Whether poor maintenance and increased wartime rail traffic caused a genuine accident or the event was the result of actions by Dixie agents, Copperhead sympathizers or both is not certain, though still suspected.

A mirror image of what happened in the mountain regions of the South. I had relatives take to the hills to avoid Confederate conscription and then joined up with the Union army when the liberators from the North came. Others didn't wait and crossed the mountains and rivers to join the US Army early in the war.

There even was a mirror image suspicious troop train accident in our old home county of Bradley in Tennessee when a reb troop train had a deadly derailment near the small hamlet of McDonald.

The presence of Confederate sympathizers in the North and Union sympathizers in the South would suggest that the conflict was more a civil war and less a war between the states.

54 posted on 10/07/2008 10:41:27 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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