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eir all upon the uncertain chances of war, and they will stand the hazard of the die.
Though overpowered, they are proud of the record they made—of the valor of their armies; of the patriotism and courage of their women, and of the sufferings they endured in a just cause.
They honor and reverence their chosen leaders and cling to their memories with tender recollections, which neither time nor change can efface.
Broken with the storms of State.
A few months ago, in the city of New Orleans, the President of the Confederate States of America lay dead—an old man broken with the storms of State, who for twenty-five years had been proscribed and disfranchised by the government under which he lived; denied the rights of citizenship accorded to his former slaves; without country, without fortune or influence, and by whose life or death no man could hope to be gainer or loser.
No mercenary motives influenced a single individual to mourn for him. And yet the whole Southland, all