I'm not surprised that so many people beleive ALL Southerns Favored the Confederacy. If you read the Wikipedia article regarding Jones County, MS you'll see that its rather one sided, and only mentions [ame="http://www.amazon.com/State-Jones-Sally-Jenkins/dp/0385525931"]The State of Jones[/ame] by Sally Jenkins as something of an afterthough. Apparently, the Wiki Article was written by a ex-Confederate, but having just read Sally Jenkins' extremely well researched (although not without its own glaringly slanted POV's), I'd suggest it to you as a resource (and a entertaining book on CD). With many detailed quotes from letters, and other documents she effectively establishes that Non-slaveholding southern whites were not all supporters of the Confederacy. In fact, Jones Co, MS, ironically SECEEDED FROM THE CONFEDERACY. Of course historians, many from MS, have painted the Secessionists as outlaws, shirkers, deserters, and bushwackers. Even if you don't believe Jenkins heroic account of Newt Knight, leader of the "rebellion," the book presents an ineresting example of how history is conveniently revised to suit whoever writes it.