Manuscript, 1905, A History of the Memorial Association Formed in Tallahassee After the Late Civil War, Ellen Call Long (Page 3 of 4)

Series: (M92-1) Box 3, Folder 7

Lincoln Letters

Lincoln Letters

Manuscript, 1905, A History of the Memorial Association Formed in Tallahassee After the Late Civil War, Ellen Call Long

Page 1

General Robert E. Lee is at home, Lincoln is assassinated, and where Mr. Davis, the President of the Southern Confederacy is to be found, no body knows, but we all know that there must be thousands and thousands of Confederate soldiery moldering in the ground, and to these we now turn our thoughts, bearing fresh in the heart all the direful sacrifices made of life to accomplish and establish the southern principle involved in what was called “Southern Rights.”

For the support of such claims, our men left homes and families, our youth struggled forth, our aged, oftentimes in tottering step, came