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ssolved governments and crumbling nationalities. God, in my opinion, never made a race of which Stonewall Jackson is a type and President Davis the representative man [great cheering], and from which sprung that great and good old chieftain, Robert E. Lee [prolonged cheering], to be destroyed, though it were thrown into the lion's den, or into a furnace seven times heated. It cannot be done. They talk about subjugating the South. They who believe that the mind and heart can be subjugated byr such circumstances, would remain here because he wished, and was ready, to submit therefore he wanted no such talk. We all looked to Virginia not only as the mother of statement, but of warriors [cheers]; the mother of that grand old hero, Robert E. Lee [protracted cheering], when we were all willing to follow wherever he might lead. Remarks of Senator Henry. Senator Henry, of Tennessee, made short address: He said the people had come to a point where more than ever, it was nec
often heard men say that they would rather die than be subjugated. --heard such remarks every day; but still there were a great many of that class who acted very differently. Some had, indeed, shown a disposition to act up to that principle. Our young men and others in the field had manifested such determination by risking their lives in the cause; but yet we needed more men to do likewise; and if we held back, contenting ourselves with simply talking about our willingness to die, until General Lee's army wastes away from starvation and cold, dying for our country would then do no good;--the dying must be done now and living must be done now. Each man, woman and body must go away today determined; he must give up the idea of general patriotism and take up that of special patriotism. Fifty pounds of bacon and a barrel of flour, the speaker said, would sustain a soldier till the summer's campaign was over. Let every man go home, overhaul his shoes, clothes, provisions, etc., and div