The march of the Yankees.
--The Clarke County (Va.)
We learn that the march of the Yankee
army through Berkeley
has had a salutary effect upon many of the citizens of those counties who were still clinging to the Union
They have become disgusted at the filthy, immoral and thievish characters that have been sent into their midst to subjugate the South
, and are heartily sick of the idea that they have been guilty of giving ‘"aid and comfort"’ to Old Abe in his unrighteous war upon the intelligent and patriotic freemen of the South
One gentleman, we learn, who had been one of the most ultra Unionists
, and who had been sorely vexed and grieved because his two and only sons had volunteered in the Southern
army, at their grave a few days since, (both having fallen at Manassas
,) said that one consolation was, that they had fallen in a righteous cause.
We are unable to conceive, at this day, how any native-born Southerner can longer oppose our manifest destiny by advocating the chimerical idea of coercing the South
back into the Union
; or how he can be such a monster as to afford aid and comfort to the Abolition hordes, who would rob and murder his own friends, kin and neighbors, without just cause.