Why did Newton Knight believe this “wasn’t his war”
During Knight's era, he was faced by several oppositions to his idea of his cause. In the beginning, his own son criticized him as a failure in fighting for a cause he disagreed. Knight's niece refers to him as a traitor to the confederacy and castigated him to his marriage to a freedom woman. Knight faced criticism from Ethel who called him a backward, ignorant and a murderous traitor. In conclusion, upon facing such challenges and opposition towards his cause, Knight believes that the war isn't his.