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The Daily Dispatch: February 5, 1864., [Electronic resource], Successes in North Carolina--defeat of the enemy at Newbern — capture of prisoners. (search)
? Those who prefer dying for their country to living in it are entitled to the enjoyment of their peculiar tastes; but that true patriotism which clings to the hearthstone shows its love for its country by living in it as long as possible. It is unable to appreciate the exquisite sensations of a bayonet through the abdomen, or a leg sawed off by a Confederate surgeon. If such a patriot saves his country in any field, it must be the cornfield; and if, when he becomes a grandfather, posterity asks whether he was in the war, he can reply with pride and satisfaction that he lived through it all, and made more out of it than Davis Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Longstreet, Beauregard, and all the rank and file put together. Happy and glorious the evening of a life so rigidly devoted to the domestic virtues!--Bear him gently, oh Posterity, to his resting place in the soil he loved so well, and bury him beneath his own dunghill — the fitting monument of his tenacious and productive qualities.