Originally Posted by Natty
Lincoln made West Virginia a new Union state during the war. And they were allowed to have slavery.
Well that had slaverly before when they were part of the Union, I believe that was part of their deal to become part of the Union. Also Lincoln needed all the Border states he could get during that time, look at what he did in Maryland to keep them in the Union and to protect the Capital.
Also the South wanted to expand further South into South America/central america