Jefferson Davis entitled to stand in the Pantheon of the world's great men.
I shall maintain that the Southern
people have been as true to these instincts as any portion of their race, and have made for them
as great sacrifices; that the Southern Confederacy grew out of them, and only in a subsidiary degree in antagonism to any one of them; and I shall also maintain that Jefferson Davis
is entitled to stand in the Pantheon of the world's great men on a pedestal not less high than those erected for the images of Hampden
, Sidney, Cromwell
, of the fatherland, and Washington
, Jefferson and Adams
, of the New World, who, however varying in circumstance or in personality, were liberty leaders and representatives of great people, great ideas, and great deeds.