Southern Wisdom

25 May

“The unjust war commenced against us in violation of the rights of the States, and in usurpation of power not delegated to the government of the United States, is still characterised by the barbarism with which it has heretofore been conducted by the enemy. Aged men, helpless women and children, appeal in vain to the humanity which should be inspired by their condition, for immunity from arrest, incarceration or banishment from their homes. Plunder and devastation of the property of non-combatants, destruction of private dwellings and even of edifices devoted to the worship of God, expeditions organised for the sole purpose of sacking cities, consigning them to the flames, killing the unarmed inhabitants and inflicting horrible outrages on women and children are some of the constantly recurring atrocities of the invader.”

Jefferson Davis


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2 responses to “Southern Wisdom

  1. Josephine

    July 17, 2008 at 1:52 AM

    Hi, I am looking for Jeff Davis quotes. There is no date on this quote, you need to put dates – do you have a source?

  2. Dixie 1

    July 27, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. We run a much larger political blog and it has kept us busy with the election. This quote is from a speech President Davis gave to the Congress of the Confederates States of America on May 2, 1864, in Richmond. In my opinion it is the best speech of his Presidency.


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