The First Battle of Saltville (October 2, 1864) was fought near the town of Saltville, Virginia during the American Civil War. The battle over an important Confederate saltworks in town was fought by both regular and Home Guard Confederate units against regular Union troops, which included two of the few black cavalry units of the United States Colored Troops. The Union troops were led by Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Burbridge, then commander of US forces in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Confederates murdered both black and white wounded soldiers after the battle in what has been called the Saltville Massacre.
No, it was just a nation founded on “states rights”. Slavery had nothing to do with it. White supremacy had nothing to do with it. Profit had nothing to with it.