Saturday, May 21, 2011

From Maine to the Mississippi

A few Letters and Speeches of the Late Civil War by August Belmont

Belmont was Chairman of the Democrat National Committee.

May 21, 1861, in a letter Baron Lionel de Rothschild

The whole North, without distinction of party, is determined not to 
allow our government and our Union to be destroyed, and I am sure 
the sword will never be laid down until the American flag floats again 
from Maine to the Mississippi. The people feel that they are fighting 
for their national existence, and that no sacrifice can be too great in 
order to maintain and preserve that boon. 
August Belmont, Pach Brothers, photographer from Library of Congress Collection

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