Yer dern tootin. The Rebs lost. The Union side gets to write the history. Therefore, the Rebs were traitors. Gee...that was easy.
You must have pondered over you keyboard for hours to come up with that one.
Easy...or facile, and so childish as to suggest the sort of one-sided, intolerant emotionalism one expects only from liberals. It always amazes me when people who purport to be conservatives, and thus theoretically allied with the position of logic, decline to give carefulstudy to the historical record and instead issue generalizations that are on the same level as the liberals who dismiss the Middle East situation by saying that it's about oil. I am even more amazed when closely-reasoned arguments referring to original source material fail to elicit an equally well-thought-out response from a fellow conservative.
At which university did you do your graduate study in history, sir?