LOVE TO WANDER
It is hard to imagine how a country as huge as America could have torn itself apart during the Civil War, but it nearly did just that in 1861 - 1863. It lost 600,000 of it's own people in a bitter battle which was rooted in - among other things - disagreements about the abolition of slave labour. The Confederate States in the South wanted to retain the slave labour that had generated all their wealth; the Unionists in the North wanted to abolish it. The US almost ripped itself in half down the fault line of the mighty Mississippi..
"There they lay, the blue and grey intermingled; the same rich, young American blood flowing out in little rivulets of crimson, each thinking he was in the right."
There are so many - but these are the ones that really stood out for me: