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Wilse Graham supports the south and the possibility that Kentucky will secede from the Union. He believes the south should be able to do what it likes without interference. He justifies his opinion by citing that slavery has existed from the beginning of time.
Wilse's sister, Ellen, dreads the thought of war. She simply wants peace and defends the President's actions, saying he had to do something, and neither choice was a good one.
Ellen's son, Jethro, sees war as a glorious.... beautiful horses, shiny brass buttons, and marching bands.