in the presence of the enemy, a calm and dignified fidelity and firmness which their very adversaries must have secretly respected.
What a contrast to the conduct of some localities, in which the oath of allegiance has been taken — with a mental reservation probably — by a few persons of whom we expected better things.
If the people of Winchester had thus faltered in their manhood and honor, would they not have blushed to behold again the Confederate banner, and to look the honest hero.
Jackson, in the face?
A town, a State, or a county may fall into the occupation of an enemy, and fall again and again, and yet the day of its ultimate and permanent deliverance be seen.
Taking a city and keeping it are two different things.
New York was in the occupancy of the British for six years of the Revolution.
But its inhabitants maintained their loyalty to the Republic unshaken to the end. We can scarcely expect that Southern men will be less true to their country, less ready to end