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  •  I will add, hardly any in the southern region (1+ / 0-)
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    tofumagoo

    of our country fought in the revolutionary war. And many deserted and went home. In fact, some were deported after the war. As a reminder, there was good reason ( they didn't put up a fight against them) behind confederate president Jefferson Davis requesting the help of Great Britain in the civil war. Thanks to France and Russia blocking Great Britain at sea, the north won. They've always been traitors.

    •  Bullshit (0+ / 0-)

      Ever heard of the DAR? Bastion of the old south.

      Now, it would be fair to say that much of the Revolutionary War was not fought on southern soil.

      •  Nor did the South (2+ / 0-)
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        Glen The Plumber, tofumagoo

        Send in their militias to aid in the Revolution, but it wasn't because of where it was fought. But more on that in the next post.

        •  I be the people (1+ / 0-)
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          in the "Southern Theatre" of the Revolutionary War would love to hear you tell us all about it.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/...

          Keen to recover their lands and be rewarded for their loyalty to the crown, these men realized that the best way in which to convince the British to undertake a major operation in the South would be to exaggerate the level of potential Loyalist support. As a group, they had great influence on the British ministers in London.[13] The British operated under the expectation that they would find substantial support for their actions, if only they liberated the right areas. While in South Carolina, Cornwallis wrote in a letter to Clinton that "Our assurances of attachment from our poor distressed friends in North Carolina are as strong as ever."[14] For the most part, this assumption was incorrect, as Cornwallis soon realized as the campaign progressed.[15]
          •  The point being? (0+ / 0-)

            Not fighting with the Brittish or joining with them doesn't mean they fought against them. Some did, but not on the same scale and for reasons which had nothing to do with the Revolution at all.

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