[ExI] sturgis - washington post

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Mon Oct 19 23:16:02 UTC 2020



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat


>…Aha! So your ancestors were traitors too!  Although most Southerners now don't regard Kentucky and Virginia as 'South', they were and are.  bill w



Not Virginia, West Virginia.  Things were different over on the west side of the mountains.  Kentucky never left the union.


What I have learned in family history research is that the border states were among the most dangerous places during the early days of the war.  In the deep south, nearly everyone went Confederate, so one was generally among allies in either the south or the north, but along the border, there were big problems with split families, neighbor against neighbor and so on.




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