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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 3 Browse Search
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as a moving spirit in the progress of his city and the whole South. The reputation he gained as a speaker and editor secured him the invitation from the New England Society of New York to respond to the toast, The South, at its banquet on December 22, 1886. The response, which was largely impromptu, was copied all over the country and brought him to a position of national importance. Some critics, however, consider his speech before the Merchants' Association of Boston in December, 1889, a ing about a more thorough understanding between the North and the South. A recognition of his prominence came in the first invitation extended a Southerner to address the New England Society of New York city. His address on the evening of December 22, 1886, not only brought him national renown, but became one of the most important events in the unification of the once-sundered sections. The illness and death of Grant, in 1885, had already shown to what extent cordiality of feeling was disp
r words and acts are the words and acts of suspicion and distrust. Would that the spirit of the illustrious dead whom we lament to-day could speak from the grave to both parties to this deplorable discord in tones which should reach each and every heart throughout this broad territory: My countrymen! know one another, and you will love one another. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. The new South Delivered before the New England Society of New York City at the dinner of December 22, 1886. in response to an urgent invitation Henry W. Grady, then managing editor of the Atlanta constitution, attended the banquet, expecting to make a mere formal response to the toast of the South. but the occasion proved inspiring. The Reverend T. Dewitt Talmage spoke on old and New Fashions. near Grady sat General William Tecumseh Sherman, who had marched through his native State of Georgia with fire and sword. when I found myself on my feet, he said, describing the scene on his retu