VIRGINIANS, FOR YOUR LANDS, FOR YOUR HOMES, FOR YOUR SWEETHEARTS, FOR YOUR WIVES!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
"We want to separate from them, to be rid of Yankees forever, at any price; and they hate us so. Yet they would clasp us-or hook us, as Polonius has it- to their bosoms with hooks of steel. We are an unwilling bride. I think incompatibility of temper began when it was made plain to us that we get all the opproprium (criticism) of slavery while they, with their tariff, get the money there is in it. Mary Boykin Chesnut from her diary June 28 1861"