Last Words of Edmund Ruffin

“I here declare my unmitigated hatred to Yankee rule — to all political, social and business connection with the Yankees and to the Yankee race. Would that I could impress these sentiments, in their full force, on every living Southerner and bequeath them to every one yet to be born! May such sentiments be held […]

The Most Tyrannical and Oppressive That Can Be Devised

The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised. — John C. Calhoun in a speech to the U.S. Senate (15 February 1833).

Secession Now, Secession Tomorrow, Secession Forever!

As long as the Union was faithful to her trust, Like friends and like brethren, kind were we, and just. But now, when Northern treachery attempts our rights to mar, We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star. —┬áThe Bonnie Blue Flag.