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There were different reasons why some joined. The slaveholders could not afford to lose their slaves, so they joined for that reason. Some average joe's joined because they thought that the north could not stand seeing the south get so prosperous. Some just joined because they did not like President Lincoln. bye friends!!!!!!

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Q: Why did so many Southerners volunteer to fight in the Civil War?
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