You are a Union soldier sitting amid a ruined plantation in Virginia. Although excited at the prospect of victory, your mind cannot escape the ravages of what has happed to the South and its culture. Although you personally found slavery despicable, you are saddened by the nature of this war and its destructive effect on a region of the United States? Do you believe the South brought this on itself? Did this region have the right to leave the union and create their own nation? Why or why not? Do you believe the south capable or restructuring its capabilities and finding a new medium of survival? Now that the war is almost over, what steps do you think the Federal Government should do to rebuild and encourage new thinking in the South? Elaborate.