By Stephen N Russell
What if the following occured:
Lincoln was NOT shot April 1865.
JFK was NOT shot in Nov 1963 & the outcome of the coming Vietnam War.
Teddy Roosevelt ran for President 2X: early 1900s after McKinnley shooting & then for WW1.
Woodrow Wilson ran for President & won in 1918 cementing plans for League of Nations idea.
My great-grandfather fought in the War of Secession with the 50th Virginia Infantry, including at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Wilderness, where he was captured and made a prisoner of war. He never owned a slave, but fought out of loyalty to homeland. My question: Is there any objective data about the views toward slavery and the motives of the common Confederate soldier in joining the fight for Southern independence?