He and the few leaders, who took the South
into Secession, managed to make it believe that “one Southerner was equal to five Yankees.”
made a speech in which he announced that he was ready to “drink every drop of blood shed south of Mason
This line across our country was quite seriously thought by Secessionists to divide all Americans
graphically into heroes and cowards.
This tribal mania was very naturally heightened by the performances of Generals Butler
and the rout of Bull Run
In the East
cause looked dark enough, when light unexpectedly came from the West
stands the central figure in that light.
To follow him, a survey of the country must be taken.
Through the gallant Lyon
, Secession presently lost Missouri
This made safe Illinois
across the river; for