The North and the South both suffered many loses in the Civil War. Unfortunately, the Reconstruction Era – initiated to help the South rebuild – birthed new enemies who were in a unique position to exploit those in dire straits. They were called the “Carpetbaggers” – based on the carpetbag luggage they carried as these Northerners relocated to the South. While their stated mission was to rebuild the war-torn Confederate states; their personal mission was to make money – and they didn’t care how they did it.
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