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Was the Confederate soldier a Rebel? Was the Confederate soldier a Rebel? In The Green Bag for December, 1899, and January, 1900, this question is answered by Bushrod C. Washington. His argument is clean-cut, strong and convincing. His conclusion agrees with that of all southern men, and must be the verdict of posterity. He argues the legality of the course pursued by the seceding States, and plainly shows that the people of that section were not Rebels. No fairminded man can read
compact was broken by the North.
Admitting this, they must justify the South in the course taken by her people.
The union was a union of political societies upon an agreed basis, and that basis was the constitution.
Hamilton, as quoted by Mr. Washington, expresses this clearly, If a number of political societies enter a larger political society, the laws which the latter may enact pursuant to the powers entrusted to it by its constitution must necessarily be supreme over those societies.