Your silly article on Peachtree City’s proclamation


Dear readers,

I find myself in the position of having to defend my description of Missouri, Kentucky, W. Virginia, and Maryland as Union states in my e-mail to the AJC writer.  There is no doubt in my mind that most of the people in those four states would have preferred to be a part of the Confederacy instead of the Union.  I am fully aware of the circumstances that prevented Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland from becoming official Southern states, and the details of the illegal secession of W. Virginia from the Confederacy.  I also know that soldiers from those states
served in the Confederate Army.

Letters to newspaper writers need to be focused on the mistakes in their articles.  The article in question was rather simple minded and trying to bury this person with too many facts would dilute the real message.  Slavery was legal in the North and Lincoln invaded us for financial reasons. Period.  Had Ms. Church responded to my e-mail and challenged my statements, the door would now be open to expand the argument.

Joe Jordan
Smyrna, GA