Newton Knight and Scalawags

I keep going back to Wiki and Civil War history.  I saw a link to ‘scalawag‘ and though I had heard the term growing up I did not know what it meant (it was a southerner who was loyal to the Union).  Turns out my hometown of New Orleans was heavily scalawag.  I did know the city surrendered early I the Civil War, but I thought it was just a military loss.  It seems the locals, French influenced and urban were more aligned with the north than the rest of the south.  Also a good bit about Newton Knight, who I have never heard of.  A radical from Mississippi played by Matthew McConaughey in the recent movie “Free State of Jones“. Might have to check it out.

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