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‘ [301] out of it. * * * It always has been so, and always will be so.’ It has not been always so. On entering Pennsylvania, General Lee proclaimed: ‘It will be remembered that we make war only on armed men.’ General Scott did the same in Mexico. Mexican ranches found their best market in his camp. Beyond the Christian pale we may find example. The successor of Mahomet, in dispatching his army into Syria, instructed as follows: ‘When you meet with your enemies quit yourselves like men, and don't turn your backs, and if you get the victory, kill no little children nor old people, nor women; destroy no palm trees, nor burn any fields of corn; cut down no fruit trees, do not any mischief to cattle, only such as you kill to eat.’ When last summer the war in Morocco had subsided, it was reported; they, the people of Morocco, ‘have had a chance to see how a civilized nation fights. It has amazed them to discover that French soldiers respect womanhood and refrain from looting.’ Nevertheless, it may be admitted, that the war waged by philanthropy against the South was correctly described as ‘hell’ by one of the philanthropists.

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