matter stopped there.
Lee's actions and spirit must be kept wide apart from those of the Secession politicians at this time and at all times.
Under the inspiration of Jefferson Davis, in the spring a manifesto issued from the Confederate Congress, which struggled to goad the people to further efforts and sacrifices by such prophecies as follow: If the Union won, not only would the property and estates of vanquished rebels be confiscated, but they would be divided and distributed among our African bondsmen.
Our enemies have threatened to deport our entire white population, and supplant it with a new population drawn from their own territories and from European countries.
The manifesto further says: Failure makes us vassals of an arrogant people.
Failure will compel us to drink the cup of humiliation, even to the bitter dregs of having the history of our struggle written by New England historians.
But even this excruciating peril seemed to the Southern people, whose sons were dead