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[562] lost. She revived temporarily, by a desperate effort. A relentless Dictatorship converted every inch of ground left her into one vast camp. The Southern government waged a truceless and relentless war, trampling under foot all law, all justice, all humanity.--Volume 3, pp. 467-8-9-70.

The italics are mine. And this is history! Shall it be unchallenged? Shall the grandest Christian heroes of modern days, Generals Sidney Johnston, Jackson, Davis and their compeers, and the gallant armies that fought with them for a cause they believed to be just, be handed down to posterity as barbarians, such as Attala, Genghis Khan, or Hyder Ali. “Waging a truceless and relentless war; trampling under foot all law, all justice, all humanity?”

So it will be if we lie idle. And the murderer of Harper's Ferry be exalted into “a martyr of liberty,” while the Spartan-like soldiers of the South--whose feet were often shoeless, whose clothing was in shreds, whose haversacks were empty, but whose courage was undaunted — whose cartridge boxes were full and their bayonets always bright — will be doomed to an immortality of infamy.

will T. Martin, Vice-President Southern Historical Society for Mississippi. November 18th, 1882.

In vivid contrast to the miserable twaddle of the above extracts from this “Popular history of France,” (which will no doubt be circulated even in the South and used in some of our schools), we give the following beautiful tribute of that accomplished Englishman, Percy Greg, Esq., who was in the Confederacy during a part of the war, who has been since a student of American History, who is a regular reader of the Southern Historical Society Papers, and has made himself familiar with the true history of our great struggle for constitutional freedom. As a regular contributor to the London Standard and other periodicals, he has written a number of articles in defence of Confederates, and their cause, and the following but adds to the many obligations under which he has placed us.

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