Discussion in 'Defence & Strategic Issues' started by W.G.Ewald, Nov 9, 2011.
8 November 1864
Lincoln reelected — History.com This Day in History — 11/8/1864
How is the South celebrating this day?
(runs for cover)
Today the adherents of the late Confederacy only celebrate General Robert E. Lee's birthday.
That reminds me, probably few Americans know there is a Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier. It is on the grounds of Beauvior, the estate of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which during the time of his imprisonment was made a Union Army hospital.
As for Lincoln's reelection in 1864, it probably was and is inconsequential to Southerners. His election in 1860, however was a direct cause for The War Between the States.
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How big is the current divide with North and South? Does it ever become problematic? Does the legacy of the war still affect sentiments?
The simple answer is that America's population is more homogeneous than ever. Any sentiments relate to personal family pride and heritage for the most part; as I see it anyway.
There are parts of the South where somebody might ask you, "Yer not from around here, are yew?"
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