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The Daily Dispatch: July 31, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Confederacy on the waters. (search)
The Confederacy on the waters. There is no music so sweet to Southern cars at the rear of Confederate guns on the waters. There is no constellation so bright to Southern eyes as the Battle Cross of the South flying at the masthead of such a Sea King as . There is no arena more full of hope, promise and vengeance to the Southern cause than the broad highway of the Ocean, and no ally in Europe who can do half as much for us an old Neptune, who is constantly throwing into our hands rich argosies, and speeding us with propitious inspirations ever his vast race track, to vex, and torment, and overwhelm the flying coursers of Northern commerce. We have always believed that the straight road in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, was not over the valleys and mountains of the land, but straight out upon the blue waves of the great deep. Give us the ships and the seamen, and we can cut the pipes that supply all the Yankee cities with their wealth, without any of the difficulties o