Rebuttal needed!
I’d love to see some of our Southern war scholars tear into this: "The Civil War as Revenge of the Nerds."  This fellow, Coates, writes some of the most illogical stuff I’ve encountered in a long time.  I guess he thinks arguing against the opinion of some little woman in Louisiana makes some sort of case against the Confederate Army and CSA government.  His attempt to be supercilious about, and insulting toward, the Confederacy is rather pathetic.  Not everybody can do supercilious really well; it takes either a very high intelligence or keen wit to pull it off.
Connie Ward