This may be the only time I ever agree with this man...
“Where, shall we find such heroic self-denial, such up bearing under every physical discomfort, such patience in poverty, in distress, in absolute want, as we find in the Southern Army?
They fight better for a passion than you do for a sentiment. They fight well and bear up under trouble nobly, they suffer and never complain, they go in rags and never rebel, they are in earnest for their liberty, they believe in it and if they can they mean to get it.”
"Henry Ward Beecher (Northern Abolitionist) to his congregation-