dvancing wave of civilized settlement and cultivation.
Our Indian wars of the present century have nearly all been fought on our western and south-western borders; our last war with Great Britain was condemned as unwise and unnecessary by a large proportion of the Northern people; so was the war upon Mexico: so that it may be fairly said that, while the South and South-West had been repeatedly accustomed to hostilities during the present century, the North and East had known very little
Pollard, in his Southern History of our struggle, smartly, if not quite accurately, says:
In the war of 1812, the North furnished 58,552 soldiers; the South 96,812--making a majority of 37,030 in favor of the South.
Of the number furnished by the North--
New Hampshire furnished897
Rhode Island furnished637
While the State of South Carolina furnished 5,696.
In the Mexican War,
Union rout and disaster at Bull Run tending still further to unmask and develop all the latent treason in the State--a new Legislature was chosen, wherein Unionism of a very decided type predominated in the proportion of nearly three to one.
Pollard, in his Southern History, fully admits, while lie denounces and deplores, the hostility of Kentucky to the Rebel cause — saying:
It is not to be supposed for a moment that, while the position of Kentucky, like that of Maryland, was one of re Louisville, on the 18th, by Secretary Cameron and Adjt.-Gen. Thomas, he gravely informed them that lie should need 200,000 men to recover and hold Kentucky; when, in fact, there were not 40,000 Rebels in arms within the limits of that State.
Pollard, writing of the early part of November, says:
Despite the victory of Belmont, our situation in Kentucky was one of extreme weakness, and entirely at the mercy of the enemy, if he had not been imposed upon by false representations of the numb