But Z, that is exactly my point. Those officers who served for the Confederacy did abandon and desert.
And actually it was 70/30. Of 925 USMA graduates who fought in the war 642 fought for the Union and 283 for the Confederacy.
And 23% of USNA graduates served the CSN.
The is not a knock on you but you were an enlisted man who honorably served. Trust me...it is an entirely different perspective as an officer. The lens I look through is completely different than yours. Not better or superior, different. Trust me, Bob Bateman. S2, Shek and I have more in common with the Colonel, Delta and Lemontree and the other commissioned members of the WAB than we do with the former/retired enlisted. Not better, different.
I was enlisted before I was commissioned. I was stunned by the difference.
So I guess we will respectfully agree to disagree.