Similarity of Substance

“Poeta nascitur non fit,”–we are taught as axiomatic by the highest authority. So, also, of nations–they are not made; neither can they be laid off upon the map, by rule and compass, to suit the fancy, interest, or whim of any man or set of men. After all the wars in Europe for the last […]

A Political Paradox

It is certainly not a little remarkable, that what has been so often asserted to be impossible,—for a State to be both in and out of the Union at the same time,—so far from being true, is the very reverse,—the only true and constitutional position of a State being precisely that which the argument supposes to be impossible. A State is at all times, so long as its proper position is maintained, both in and out of the Union ;—in, for all constitutional purposes,— and out, for all others […]

Let It Be Told

When the South declared in consequence of all these things they would leave the Union unless something was done to assure their protection and justice within it, the whole air resounded with the taunts of Northern members of Congress and the Northern press, taunting them for their weakness and impotence, and threatening to overwhelm them […]

A Dissolution of the Bonds of All Society

I myself see in this war, if the North triumph, a dissolution of the bonds of all society. It is not alone the destruction of our property, but the prelude to anarchy, infidelity, and the ultimate loss of free responsible government on this continent. Thomas Jonathan Jackson in a conversation with his brother-in-law, Rufus Barringer, in […]

Jealous Not Even of Virginia

The wild talk prevalent in the official and the semi-official organs at Richmond grates harshly upon the ear of South Carolina.  It is still more grievous to her to hear the same unmanly proposition from those in authority in the old State of Virginia.  Side by side Carolina and Virginia have stood together against all […]

Oh, Yes, Massa, They Will Fight!

[…] We are very much perplexed to know who is the next To command the new Richmond expedition, For the Capital must blaze, and that in ninety days, And Jeff and his men be sent to perdition. We’ll take the cursed town, and then we’ll burn it down, And plunder and hang up each cursed […]

Bird’s-Eye Bo-Peep

MORE BALLOONS. – Some four or five balloons were seen, on yesterday, floating in the air over the Confederate and Federal lines. Two of them, we understand, were sent up from our army, for the purpose of trying the enemy’s plan of playing bird’s-eye bo-peep. The results, of course, were equally satisfactory to both parties. […]

We Ask No Compromise

We, the descendants of the leaders of that illustrious race of men who achieved our independence and established our institutions, were to become a degraded and a subject class, under that government which our fathers created to secure the equality of all the States—to bend our necks to the yoke which a false fanaticism had […]

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 […]

Epitaph on a Yankee

EPITAPH ON A YANKEE. – Speaking of graves and buried Yankees, brings to mind an epitaph found chalked upon a shingle, which was stuck up at the head of a Yankee buried in a ditch on the battle field: “The Yankee host with blood-stained hands, Came Southward to divide our lands, This narrow and contracted […]

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Sharpsburg

Tomorrow, 17 September 2012, is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam to the Yankees), the bloodiest single day in American military history.  There were 23,000 casualties between both the Confederate and Union armies.

Stiff in Southern Dust

[…] I hates the Constitution, this great Republic, too; I hates the Freedmen’s Bureau, in uniforms blue. I hates the nasty eagle, with all his brags and fuss; The lyin’, thievin’ Yankees, I hates ’em wuss and wuss. I hates the Yankee nation, and everything they do; I hates the Declaration of Independence, too; I hates […]