While I don’t wish to comment on all the whatever in Steve Mills’
rambling letter of June 25, I would point out that he ought to read a
little history, especially of the American Civil War, before he makes
statements like it “was entirely about slavery.”
I hate to burst your bubble, Mills, but it was “entirely about the
preservation of the Union.”
You should have read more of Lincoln’s writings, especially the
one addressed to Horace Greeley of Aug. 22, 1862. I quote in part:
“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the union and is not
either to save or to destroy slavery.
“If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do
it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it,
and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I
would also do that.”
A fact, Mills, not an interpretation.