All eleven states of the states that seceded from the Union were slave states.

States’ rights were often cited as cause for war; however, the states’ rights issue was founded on the basis of slavery. Southern states feared admitting newly formed territories as Free states, and as such, would change the balance of power in the US Congress.

Another premise was that white men should be free from government intruding on their personal liberties. However in 1862, it was the Confederate states that were first to enact a military draft.

They exempted white men from serving who owned 20 slaves or more. This infringed on the very liberties proclaimed as state’s rights. This meant that poor white southerners were required to fight for the wealthy owners of large plantations.

Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter Civil War history mug.
Andersonville Prison – Camp Sumter

This Andersonville Prison – Camp Sumter mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Andersonville Prison – Camp Sumter and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Lewis Armistead Civil War History Mug
Armistead, Lewis – Civil War

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Lewis Armistead, Gettysburg officer, history mug.
Armistead, Lewis – Gettysburg

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Pierre Beauregard Civil War history mug.
Beauregard, Pierre – Civil War

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John Bowen Civil War Confederate Army history mug.
Bowen, John – Civil War

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Braxton Bragg Civil War history mug.
Bragg, Braxton – Civil War

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John Breckinridge Civil War Confederate Army & Navy history mug.
Breckinridge, John – Civil War

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John C. Breckinridge Civil War history mug.
Breckinridge, John C. – C.S.A. Secretary of War

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Patrick Cleburne Civil War history mug.
Cleburne, Patrick – Civil War

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Jefferson Davis Civil War history mug.
Davis, Jefferson – C.S.A. President

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Jubal Early Civil War history mug.
Early, Jubal – Civil War

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Nathan Bedford Forrest Civil War history mug.
Forrest, Nathan Bedford – Civil War

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