of our Revolution point to the remedy—a separation. * * * It must begin in South Carolina.
The proposition would be welcomed in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, and could we doubt of Louisiana and Texas?
But Virginia must be associated. * * * Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina would follow of course, and Florida of necessity.
Again, in 1811, when Louisiana knocked at the door of the Union for admission as a State, Josiah Quincy, of Massachusetts, said upon the floor of Congress, If thiected sectional President of the United States dons the robes of office a new nation has been born, whose life of storm and tragic death will always present one of the most heroic pictures on history's titled page.
North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas soon cast in their lot with the new Confederacy, followed at last, when all her efforts for a peaceable settlement had failed, by the great mother of statesmen and Presidents, of States and of the Federal Union itself.
Thus closed the first epo
hese their unreturning brave have reared this monument not alone to those who called Virginia mother, but to all Our Southern Dead.
Crowning this monumental shaft, the counterfeit presentment of a simple Confederate soldier, fashioned so true to life by cunning art, that we almost catch the merry quip or wild, defiant yell, looks down upon the serried graves of sleeping comrades from the Old North State, from the rice-fields of Carolina, from the cotton-lands of Georgia and Alabama, from Arkansas and Mississippi, from the savannahs of Florida and Louisiana, from happy homesteads on the banks of the Cumberland, and from that teeming empire beyond the Father of Waters, whose Lone Star banner has ever blazed in Glory's van—a mighty patriot host, who, at the trumpet call of duty put aside the clinging arms of wives and little ones, or turned from aged sires and weeping mothers to attest upon these distant fields their fidelity to constitutional liberty, and who here upon Virginia's soi
William R. Cox, North Carolina.
George D. Dibbrell, Tennessee.
H. B. Davidson, Tennessee.
T. P. Dockery, Arkansas.
Thomas F. Drayton, Charlotte, N. C.
Basil W. Duke, Louisville, Ky.
John Echols, Louisville, Ky.
C. A. Evans, Ats Senate.
William M. Gardner, Memphis.
James M. Goggin, Austin, Texas.
G. W. Gordon, Nashville, Tenn.
E. C. Govan, Arkansas.
Richard Griffith, Mississippi.
J. Warren Grigsby, Kentucky.
Johnson Haygood, Barnswell, S. C.
George P. Har A. Pryor, New York.
Lucius E. Polk, Tennessee.
J. B. Palmer, Tennessee.
W. H. Parsons, Texas.
N. B. Pearce, Arkansas.
E. W. Pettus, Selma, Ala.
Albert Pike, Washington, D. C.
W. A. Quarles, Clarksville. Tenn.
B. H. Robertson, Washi.
Daniel Ruggles, Fredericksburg, Va.
George W. Rains, Augusta, Ga.
A. E. Reynolds, Mississippi.
D. H. Reynolds, Arkansas.
R. V. Richardson, Tennessee.
William P. Roberts, Raleigh, N. C.
L. S. Ross, Austin, Tex.
Thomas M. Scott, Louis