Greetings from snowy Chicago:
At 3:14 PM +0000 1/23/05, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Everyone was protecting their vision of what their homes were. Those Germans
>had immigrated after the railed revolution of 1848 and settled in the
>Greater St. Louis area, so Missouri was *their* home. And I don't doubt
>that many of the Texans had relatives remaining in Missouri.
>This is the sort of thing which makes Civil Wars so terribly vicious.
Indeed, Bob - and considering that Missouri was a part of the US, it
is hard to talk about 'invading hoards'. It's all in the perspective,
Dr. Laurence Dana Schiller