|Removal of the Jefferson Davis monument in New Orleans|
All except one of the wars Americans have fought throughout our history have been fought on foreign soil. Our soldiers and sailors left home to fight an enemy abroad. But in that exceptional War of 1861, Southern soldiers fought on their own soil. The enemy was on the doorstep of their homes. In some cases the enemy had set up camp inside their homes. What man would not fight to protect his home and family?