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The Daily Dispatch: August 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Dissatisfaction among the Yankee Soldiery (search)
Dissatisfaction among the Yankee Soldiery --A Memphis letter in the Mobile Tribune says that in Sherman's army the "Irrepressible conflict" on the negro question is assuming a serious aspect. It says: Officers and soldiers, of Democratic faith, daily grow their obstinate determination not to fight in the same ranks with Cuffy and Sambo, or to draw another sword in the abolition crusade to make a St. Domingo of the South. An Indiana and an Illinois regiment are accordingly said to have recently stacked their arms and voted to return home. Most of the officers, company and regimental, resigned, and number of the soldiers marched through the streets of Memphis in mutinous demonstration, free to proclaim their intention. The Colonel, Lieut. Colonel, and Major, with five or six Captains of a Kentucky regiment, are also stated to have sent in their resignations and left for their homes. The Missouri troops, too, are kicking against the pricks, and unless bayonet rule can qu
of which they perpetually boasted, was derived entirely from Southern labor. The Union secured to them the fruits of that labor; hence their avarice taught them to value it for what it brought. For the same reason they very naturally opposed the separation of the South, and instigated, in addition, by their hatred, they were prepared to go any lengths to gratify their two gulling passions of avarice and revenge. It is by ministering to these that Lincoln has succeeded so completely in destroying the liberty of that people. These two proclamations indicate two things which the South ought to bear in mind. The proclamation of martial law removes all difficulty in the way of raising troops. Lincoln, we are told, has signified his determination to well his ranks to a million. The abolition proclamation means a determination to make a San Domingo of the South. We have this advantage over the inhabitants of that island — they were taken by surprise; we have had ample warning.
ent themselves with fearful significance to all Northern men who have money embarked in the war, and to that large and influential class which is seeking to restore the trade and commerce of the Union. What the South would become, if the object of the proclamation could be accomplished, no one need be told.--We say nothing of the scene of horrors which would ensue, for such considerations as that have no effect upon the enemy with whom we have to deal. But the whole South would become a St. Domingo, overrun by a race of negro barbarians, who would in ten years blot out from the entire landscape every vestige of productive industry, and every sign of civilization. The wilderness would again encroach upon the abodes of man, and the wild beasts come forth and dispute the dominion of the negro inhabitant as they did in his native Africa. If the North, or any part of it, except the ultra Abolitionists, is willing to prosecute the war for such a purpose, it must be given over to tha
ighteous over much," and "Let your moderation be known unto all men," are texts of the Bible always ignored by Puritan theologians. Nevertheless, there is no greater danger to religion and evil to society than fanaticism, and men of true virtue will always be on their guard against it. The excesses committed by Cromwell's fanatical soldiery in Ireland were not only as great, but in many respects identical with those perpetrated by the Robespierre bloodhounds in the French revolution, showing that infidelity and fanaticism are equally destructive of morality peace, and even common humanity. The descendants of the same fanatical race have brought upon this continent all its present afflictions, simply from the same madness of religious zeal and bigotry which turned England upside down, and now threatens to make a St. Domingo of the South. When men begin to be more righteous than the Bible, they generally end by becoming less righteous than the most shameless publicans and sinners.
Duty of the Government. No one can read the accounts of the atrocities perpetrated by the Federal troops in various parts of the country without being thoroughly satisfied that there is no length of crime to which that infernal despotism is not prepared to go. We may look in the future for such scenes as the French Revolution and St. Domingo combined, unless we prepare to prevent them by the most prompt and vigorous measures of public defence, and to realists, life for life, for every act of cruelty and bloodshed perpetrated upon our people. We need not give a catalogue of the atrocities already perpetrated. They are too fresh, too sickening, to hear recital. The last is the Missouri massacre, published in this paper lately, and called by the murderers a "military execution." From the slaughter of women and children in St. Louis in the beginning of the war, down to this last butchery, there has been a volume of horrors, especially in the West, such as the annals of civili
ch mainly supported the Government, and which gave the North its preponderating wealth and power. The gigantic efforts which the United States have made for the restoration of the South are the best evidence of the estimate which it puts upon the money value of the Southern States. That value, however, has been derived from the peculiar labor which Lincoln has determined to destroy, and without which, as all experience proves, it is impossible to cultivate Southern soil. The example of St. Domingo proves that the most fertile spot of the earth can be converted into a wilderness by precisely that process which Lincoln proposes to apply to the Southern Confederacy. What, then, would be the value of the South to the United States? What would become of the cotton, tobacco, and rice? And without them, what would be the fate of Northern commerce and manufactures and revenues? The more complete its victory over the South, the more thorough and remediless would be its own rain. Englan
No man knows better than Abraham Lincoln; native of Kentucky; and familiar with the negro character, that the freed negro, as a general rule, will not work even for wages, a fact which has found striking illustrations in both Jamsiea and St. Domingo. The latter country, once the richest island of the world, has become, by successful insurrection, a wilderness; and the former, with the advantages of gradual emancipation, and the presence of white proprietors of estates, is little better. mer which has ever coated at a Jamaica port, he may inform him that the coal is brought on board by negro women, the men lolling in the shade under the trees, and at night taking from their wives the wages of the day. It is to the condition of St. Domingo and Jamaica that Mr. Lincoln would reduce the South. We are not so idiotic as to imagine that such a prospect would at all distress him on account of the ruin it would bring to Southern proprietors, but, pray, what would become of that dear U
lthough the war has not been waged against slavery yet the army acts immediately as an emancipating crusade. To proclaim the crusade is unnecessary, and it would even he inexpedient, because it would deprive us of the need of an legitimate support of the friends of the Union who are not opposed to slavery, but who prefer Union without slavery to Disunion with slavery. Does France or does Great Britain want to see a revolution here, with all its horrors, like the slave revolution in St. Domingo? Are these Powers sure that the country or the world is ripe for such a revolution, so that is most certainly be successful? What, if inaugurating such a revolution, slavery, protesting against its ferocity and inhumanity, should prove the victor? Who says this Administration is fairs to human freedom? Does it got acknowledge the citizenship as as the manhood of men without respect to enter? it not made effective arrangements with Britain to suppress the slave trade on the
paid to the Confederate authorities within thirty days after the establishment of the independence of the Confederate States. Lieut. Low having destroyed all the sails of the Ariel, ordered her to keep in company with the Alabama and both ships steamed towards Jamaica. At night he again visited the Ariel, and took away with him one of her steam valves, so as to temporarily disable the engine. Capt. Jones was informed by Capt. Semmes that his passengers would be landed at a point on St. Domingo, which has only a few note, and is at a great distance from supplies. To this Captain Jones earnestly remonstrated, stating that eight hundred and fifty persons, a third of them women and children, could find nothing to live on there. He then said he would land them in Jamaica; for he was determined to barn the ship in revenge for Vanderbilt having given one of the finest steamers in the world to the Government to run him down. While the Ariel was deprived of her, steam valve, being wi
in advance what would be the effect of his prominent proclamation, he has probably by this time ally enlightened. The South does not his manifesto with words. "She leans upon her bloodstained sword," indifferent alike whether he oils his speech with soft, conservative blarney, or whether he bowls forth the threats of the incendiary and murderer. When he comes near enough, she strikes, and sends his myrmidons reeling back, bloody and dying, to their master. So far as his promising of a St. Domingo campaign is expected to intimidate our people, he may decide whether the late battles give any taken of such influence so far as it is designed to operate upon the servile population, he might as well proclaim emancipation to the serfs in Africa. When he undertaken to give practical operation to his policy, by organizing and sending among us negro regiments, we shall knew how to deal with such an emergency. It will, then, be a literal hoisting of "the black flag" by his own hands, and h
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