these, which come welling up, day by day, from the great fountain of national disaster, red with the best and bravest blood of the country, North and South--red with the blood of those in both sections of the Union whose fathers fought the common battle of Independence.
Nor have these sorrows brought with them any compensation, whether of national ride or of victorious arms.
For is it not vain to appeal to you to raise a shout of joy because the men from the land of Washington, Marion, and Sumter, are baring their breasts to the steel of the men from the land of Warren, Stark, and Stockton ; or because, if this war is to continue to be waged, one or the other must go to the wall — must be consigned to humiliating subjugation?
This fearful, fruitless, fatal civil war has exhibited our amazing resources and vast military power.
It has shown that, united, even in carrying out, in its widest interpretation, the Monroe doctrine, on this continent, we could, with such protection as the b