The people of the South are not going to wage an eternal war for the wretched pretexts by which this rebellion is sought to be justified.
Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee.
Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.
It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner.
I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion in two hours, as you did in two minutes.
Are you complete in yourself The root answers, No, my life is in the trunk and the branches and the leaves. Keep the branches stripped of leaves and I shall die. So it is with the great tree of being. Nothing is completely and merely individual.
The heart of the People, North and South, is for the Union.
In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.
I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor.
That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.
There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.
In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction.
And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began.
You shall not pile, with servile toil, Your monuments upon my breast, Nor yet within the common soil Lay down the wreck of power to rest . . .
If this boy passes the examinations he will be admitted and if the white students choose to withdraw, all the income of the college will be devoted to his education
God bless the Union - it is dearer to us for the blood of brave men which has been shed in its defence.
In this critical and anxious state of affairs General Hooker was relieved, and General Meade was summoned to the chief command of the army.
Although General Lee broke up from Fredericksburg on the 3d of June, it was not till the 24th that the main body of his army entered Maryland.
General Reynolds immediately found himself engaged with a force which greatly outnumbered his own, and had scarcely made his dispositions for the action when he fell, mortally wounded, at the head of his advance.
I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.
There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.
You shall not pile, with servile toil,Your monuments upon my breast,Nor yet within the common soilLay down the wreck of power to rest . . .
Are you complete in yourself The root answers, No, my life is in the trunk and the branches and the leaves. Keep the branches stripped of leaves and I shall die. So it is with the great tree of being. Nothing is completely and merely individu
Drop a grain of California gold into the ground, and there it will lie unchanged until the end of time . . . drop a grain of our blessed gold wheat into the ground and lo a mystery.