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Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 31: the Chinese-Wall blockade, abroad and at home. (search)
blood; came to regard the very name of blockade-runner as a stench and the government that leagued with it as a reproach? For strangely-colored exaggerations of luxury and license were brought away by visitors near the centers of the only commerce left. Well might the soul of the soldier-frying his scant ration of moldy bacon and grieving over still more scant supply at his distant home-wax wroth over stories of Southdown mutton, brought in ice from England; of dinners where the pates of Strasbourg and the fruits of the East were washed down with rare Champagne. Bitter, indeed, it seemed, that-while he crawled, footsore and faint, to slake his thirst from the roadside pool-while the dear ones at home kept in shivering life with cornbread-degenerate southerners and foreign leeches reveled in luxury untold, from the very gain that caused such privation! This misuse of that blockade-running — which strongly handled had proved such potent agency for good-bred infinite discontent