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All conflicts - even the Civil War - have some protestors PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:06
(Editor's note: "Josh Franklin's Far Out Family Blog" is 10 chapters of Civil War history focusing on Ohio's role, written in a modern tone. Students, parents and teachers are invited to take the series a little further after reading it, and discuss the topics suggested below. The series is published through Ohio Newspapers in Education and was written by Steven Coburn-Griffis. The illustration is by Isaac Schumacher.)

Chapter six:
June 18, 1863
Wilf,
I swear that I will never understand the way some people think. Here we are, my fellow soldiers and I, fighting for the right of things, for the freedom of all men. Fighting and dying, Wilf. Yet here, back in my very own and beloved Ohio, the state of my birth, there are people resisting the Union and our efforts.
I do not understand these Butternuts, Wilf, these Copperheads. They are as wrong-headed in their way as any Johnny Reb. I pray for peace as much as any man. Of this you must surely be aware. But to plead for peace at the cost of our own souls, for how can any less be at stake here should we turn our backs on our brethren, is no plea at all, but a deal with the Devil himself.
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