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‘ [314] for which they died was wrong.’ The sons and daughters of the South rejoice with us to-day that slavery has been swept forever from American soil, that the American Union was saved, and made forever secure. They reverence, as they should, the memory of their heroes, ‘who died hopelessly but unfearing in defeat;’ and to ask them to turn any away from that memory is to ask them ‘to sacrifice that without which no people can be steadfast or great.’ Only the inconsiderate and the craven ask the sacrifice.

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