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political tenets which culminated in the elevation of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of the United States as fraught with evil to the South, they resolved to assert those rights of Sovereign States which they had learned from the fathers of the Republic; and to attempt the establishment of a government free from those disturbing causes which had for many years threatened the peace of the Union. The South was not alone in its apprehensions of danger from the triumph of a sectional party. Wise and moderate men at the North felt and expressed their fears for the safety of the country. A prominent divine, in a funeral discourse on the eminent Judge McLean, of the Supreme Court of the United States, who was taken away just as the dark shadows began to fall on the land, says: He told me that he had marked the downward progress of our nation and of our government for many years; that he knew that, as a people, we had become corrupt to the very core; that politics had degenerated
s, in Kentucky, was given up, Nashville was evacuated in the midst of dismay and confusion, and the remains of the Southern army retired southward. In all these battles there were instances of that high Christian courage which became the leading characteristic of the Southern soldiers. The capture of Roanoke Island was made by General Burnside with an immense force compared with the handful of men that defended it. Here many valuable lives were lost. Among the killed was Captain 0. Jennings Wise, son of Hon. Henry A. Wise. He commanded the Richmond Virginia Blues, and fell in the thickest of the fight. Speaking of the battle and fall of his son, in reply to a letter of condolence from a friend, General Wise said: Ah! the report of the military murders of Roanoke Island reached you! The enemy came in mist and storm, and I sent my men, only seventeen companies of infantry, to meet 15,000 of the best appointed troops. I, prostrated by pleurisy the most excruciating. Wh