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  The Causes 

of the

War for Southern


Causes of the War -

The Reasons for War have been distorted and lied about from the beginning of the War itself.  In these pages we will attempt to enlighten, engage and inform you, from the perspective of the people who lived in those times.  The information has been obtained from sources such as The Confederate Veteran Magazine, published by the veterans themselves as a vehicle to educate future generations and as a platform of discourse for their present.

If the South should lose, it means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy.  That our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers, will be impressed by all of the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision.
- Gen. Patrick Cleburne, CSA, 1864 -

An address by Col. Richard Henry Lee, of Virginia, at the dedication of the Confederate monument at Old Chapel, in Clarke County, is given herewith. The facts set forth will give comfort to many a veteran who fought even more wisely than he knew. It demonstrates that the war was maintained by the defense upon principle, and that the sagacious leaders were not "fire-eaters," as has been basely represented, but patriots who exercised patient intelligence until compelled to use sword and bayonet:


      Were Blacks “Forced to Fight” for the Confederacy?  by Vernon R. Padgett, Ph.D.


       "Ideals Of The Old South," by  Rev. Dr. James H. McNeilly, D.D., Nashville, Tenn.