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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
y were descended from a superior element of the English people. The blood of the cavalier coursed through their veins; they were prepared to organize a government, to undertake the herculean task of creating a country out of chaos. And they accomplished it. To these settlers were soon afterwards added another stream of emigrants, who came into the South through Maryland and Virginia, and through the seaports of the Carolinas and Georgia. These were the God-loving, tyranny-hating Scotch-Irish, who have left their distinguishing characteristics, to this day, upon the people of every State in the South, from Maryland to the Rio Grande. When the struggle came for the defense of their rights against the mother-country, how quickly her sons took up arms in defense of the common cause, and how nobly they performed their part it is useless to say, for is not the history of the time filled with accounts of their patriotism and achievements? At the council board, on the platform, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
federate Government to, 119, 378. Race Problems, The, 21. Rains, General, Geo. W., 72. Randolph, Bishop A. M., 352. Reagan, Hon. J. H., 349. Rebellions, 6. Revolution, The High Spirit of the, 6. Rhett, Colonel, Alfred, Death of, 61. Richmond College, Students of, 286. Richmond, Evacuation of, 331; importance of, in the War, 238. Savannah, Ga., The Siege and Evacuation of, December, 1864, by Colonel C. C. Jones, Jr., Ll.D., 60 Schofield, General J. M., 348. Scotch-Irish, The, 5. Scott's, General W., Estimate of Lee, 319. Secession, Massachusetts the Mother of, 91; Right of 145; Opposition of the South to, 223; Of the South, 219 Seven Pines, The Battle of, 322. Sharpsburg, The Battle of, 325. Skinker, Major Charles R, 285. Slavery, The Effect of, 7; Unity of the Southern Colonies Against, 135; in Massachusetts, 136; Sentiments of Lincoln Regarding, 137; Decay of, in the North and Growth of, in the South 138; Discussed, 217; Questions Connec