The Southern government waged a truceless and relentless war, trampling under foot all law, all justice, all humanity.--Volume 3, pp. 467-8-9-70.
The italics are mine.
And this is history!
Shall it be unchallenged?
Shall the grandest Christian heroes of modern days, Generals Sidney Johnston, Jackson, Davis and their compeers, and the gallant armies that fought with them for a cause they believed to be just, be handed down to posterity as barbarians, such as Attala, Genghis Khan, or Hyder Ali. Waging a truceless and relentless war; trampling under foot all law, all justice, all humanity?
So it will be if we lie idle.
And the murderer of Harper's Ferry be exalted into a martyr of liberty, while the Spartan-like soldiers of the South--whose feet were often shoeless, whose clothing was in shreds, whose haversacks were empty, but whose courage was undaunted — whose cartridge boxes were full and their bayonets always bright — will be doomed to an immortality of infamy. will T.