Sunday, June 18, 2017

A kind of patriotism Yankees do not understand

General Patrick Cleburne emigrated from Ireland, and finally settled in Helena, Arkansas, where he became a respected lawyer. As South Carolina and then Mississippi seceded from the Union, he wrote, "These people have been my friends, and have stood up to [for] me on all occasions." "I  am with Arkansas in weal or woe."

As the war broke out, it is a well-known historical fact that General Robert E. Lee was offered the command of the Union armies, but declined, saying, "Save in the defense of my native State, I never desire again to draw my sword."

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