Freedom Triumphant: The Fourth Period of the War of the Rebellion from September, 1864, to Its Close, Volume 7

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Harper & brothers, 1890 - United States - 506 pages

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Page 472 - South, this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offence came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a Living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue...
Page 472 - Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.
Page 472 - Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's. assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged.
Page 472 - One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war.
Page 234 - Covering many a rood of ground, Lay the timber piled around ; Timber of chestnut, and elm, and oak, And scattered here and there, with these, The knarred and crooked cedar knees...
Page 472 - Woe unto the world because of offences ! for it must needs be that offences come ; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh.
Page 471 - While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war,— seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation.
Page 8 - ... provisions, forage, and stock wanted for the use of your command ; such as cannot be consumed, destroy. It is not desirable that the buildings should be destroyed — they should rather be protected; but the people should be informed that, so long as an army can subsist among them, recurrences of these raids must be expected, and we are determined to stop them at all hazards.
Page 226 - I LAY me down to sleep, With little thought or care Whether my waking find Me here, — or THERE ! A bowing, burdened head, That only asks to rest, Unquestioning, upon A loving Breast. My good right hand forgets Its cunning now ; To march the weary march • I know not how. I am not eager, bold, ^ . Nor strong, — all that is past ; I am ready NOT TO DO At last, — at last ! My half-day's work is done.
Page 482 - No one need expect me to take any part in hanging or killing those men, even the worst of them. Frighten them out of the country, open the gates, let down the bars, scare them off (throwing up his hands as if scaring sheep). Enough lives have been sacrificed. We must extinguish our resentments if we expect harmony and union.

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