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Personally, I think this is overrated. Yes, the Southerners grew up on farms, were used to working hard and long hours, were usually in good physical condition, often experienced with horses and shooting---but so were most of the Northern soldiers. What the Southerners did have in spades was superior leadership, knowledge of the terrain, and a much easier strategic objective: all they had to do was protect their territory from the North which was faced with the task of conquering a massive territory and holding on to it. The individual soldiers were not as different as people make them out to be.

It is also worth noting that many Confederate soldiers were former Union soldiers. When their states seceded they left the Union army and joined the Confederate army. Many Confederate officers were West Point graduates, some having served with distinction in Mexico. There is a common misconception that the Confederate army was composed of good ol' boys that were handy with a rifle from hunting. In fact, the Confederate army was very disciplined, well-organized, and superbly led.

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