Climax of Tyranny.
The order of the Federal General Hurlbut
, directing the enrollment of all able-bodied Confederate citizens in the Memphis district in the Federal
armies, caps the climax of the hideous cruelties practiced by the most despotism of the earth upon a suffering people.
To compel our own people to take up arms against their own brethren is a refinement of cruelty which fills the last drop in the cup of bitterness.
Those sections of our country which have thus far escaped being overrun by the enemy may see what they have to expect if they fall into their hands.
There is no salvation for them but resistance to the death to the worse than savages who are bent upon destroying us from the face of the earth.
We can expect no mercy, no happiness, not a foothold upon the earth, unless we fight these fiends of hell with all the energy of our natures, and mete out to them at every opportunity the same measure they mete out to us.