Knight in tarnished armor
Well, you could play as one of the many white Appalachians who were pro-Union, or the Jonsers in Mississippi, who were culturally Southern but were aligned against the Confederate government. This is of course in addition to the obvious African-Americans fighting for their freedoms and Northerners.Have to say I agree with the premise, the South are the bad guys, just like Nazi Germany. I could never portray them as anything other then what they are
A Deadlands game where you're guerrilla hillbilly Scalawags conducting raids against Confederate military stations and Bushwhackers could make for a fun campaign.