Friday, May 24, 2013

The Charleston Mercury, in anticipation of . . .

. . . an attack there, puts the query – “Is not Charleston to be defended?” and a correspondent, speaking of a contemplated surrender of the city says – “If, indeed this decree is written in the book of fate then let us know it at once, that patriots may have the chance to die before so terrible a doom shall overtake them.”

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, June 7, 1862, p. 1

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