The number of men furnished to the armies of the United States
by the states of Kentucky
, and Tennessee
, was as follows:
|States || Men furnished|
|Kentucky || 75,760 equal to ||70,832 three years men.|
|Maryland || 46,638 equal to ||41,275 three years men. |
|Missouri || 109,111 equal to ||86,530 three years men. |
|Tennessee || 31,092 equal to ||26,394 three years men. |
|Total || 262,601|| 225,031|
The public debt of the government of the United States
on July 1, 1861, and on July 1, 1865, was as follows:
|Debt, July 1, 1861 || $90,867,828.68|
|Debt, July 1, 1865 ||2,682,593,026.53|
|Increase in four years ||$2,591,725,197.85|
Of the manner in which our adversaries conducted the war I had frequent occasion to remark.
Those observations made at the time present a more correct representation of facts than could be given in more recent statements.
In a message to Congress on August 15, 1862, I said:
The perfidy which disregarded rights secured by compact, the madness which trampled on obligations made sacred by every consideration of honor, have been intensified by the malignancy engendered by defeat.
These passions have changed the character of the hostilities waged by our enemies, who are becoming daily less regardful of the usages of civilized war and the dictates of humanity.
Rapine and wanton destruction of private property, war upon noncombatants, murder of captives, bloody threats to avenge the death of an invading soldiery by the slaughter of unarmed citizens, orders of banishment against peaceful farmers engaged in the cultivation of the soil, are some of the means used by our ruthless invaders to enforce the submission of a free people to a foreign sway.
Confiscation bills, of a character so atrocious as to insure, if executed, the utter ruin of the entire population of these States, are passed by their Congress and approved by their Executive.
The moneyed obligations of the Confederate Government are counterfeited by citizens of the United States, and publicly advertised for sale in their cities, with a notoriety that sufficiently attests the knowledge of their Government; and the soldiers of the invading armies are found supplied with large quantities of these forged notes as a means of despoiling the country people by fraud out of such portions of their property as armed violence may fail to reach.
Two at least of the generals of the United States are engaged, unchecked by their Government, in exciting servile insurrection, and in arming and training slaves for warfare against their masters, citizens of the Confederacy.