Sunday, October 7, 2012
“All the pride and affection that Virginians had felt in the traditions of the government which their ancestors had made, and the great inheritance which they had bequeathed, were lost in the overpowering sentiment of sympathy with the people who were threatened with invasion.
It is a mistake to suppose that the Virginia people went to war in obedience to any decree of their State, commanding them to go. On the contrary, the people were in
a state of armed revolution before the State had acted in its corporate capacity. I went along with the flood like everybody else.” Colonel John S. Mosby