Carolina

CAROLINA. Henry Timrod. I. The despot treads thy sacred lands, Thy pines give shelter to his bands, Thy sons stand by with idle hands, Carolina! He breathes at ease thy airs of balm, He scorns the lances of thy palm; Oh! who shall break thy craven calm, Carolina! Thy ancient fame is growing dim, A […]

The Glorious Little State of South Carolina

When the proper time had come, when I knew we were prepared, there was not a moment that I was not ready to strike the blow for my State and the independence of my country, let it lead to what it might, even if it led to blood and ruin. Thank God the day is come; […]

Confound the Machinations of Our Enemies

Prayers suitable for the Times in which we Live. Mr. Editor: The following prayers have been circulated in manuscript, and used for some time past by many who, believing firmly in an over-ruling Providence, and in the righteousness of our cause, have daily poured out their hearts to Him who sitteth in the throne judging […]

Base Tyranny Quails at Thy Feet

Oh, Dixie, the land of King Cotton, The home of the brave and the free; A nation by freedom begotten, The terror of despots to be. Wherever thy banner is streaming, Base tyranny quails at thy feet; And liberty’s sunlight is beaming In splendor of majesty sweet. CHORUS: Then three cheers for our Army so […]

Washington’s Birthday Was Duly Celebrated

Washington’s Birthday was duly celebrated in Fort Sumter last Monday by the Washington Light Infantry of this city. The Eutaw Band was in attendance, and furnished appropriate music. The following were the regular toasts and the responses made to them on the occasion: 1.  The Day we Celebrate — Illustrious in History as the Birthday of […]

Look Out!

To the Editor of the Charleston Mercury: You will oblige the ladies of Charleston by giving to the persons concerned the following advice, which, if they will take it, will cause the ladies to appreciate them more highly, as those who desire to protect them from the enemy that now hovers on our coast, and […]

Chains of a Despicable and Ignoble Vassalage

The triumph of truth and justice over wrong and attempted insult was never more heartily appreciated by a spontaneous uprising of the people. Soon the Southern wind will sweep away with the resistless force of a tornado, all vestige of sympathy or desire of co-operation with a tyrant who, under false pretenses, in the name […]

The Applause Fairly Rent the Sky

Effect of the News at Richmond. So soon as the news of the surrender of Fort Sumter reached Richmond a procession of citizens was formed, which marched up Main street, headed by Smith’s Armory Band, and bearing the flag of the Southern Confederacy. The procession had swelled to about three thousand persons, by the time […]

Down With the Eagle and Up With the Cross

Our flag is proudly floating On the land and on the main, Shout, shout the battle cry of Freedom! Beneath it oft we’ve conquered, And we’ll conquer oft again! Shout, shout the battle cry of Freedom! Our Dixie forever! She’s never at a loss! Down with the eagle And up with the cross! We’ll rally […]