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Sam Houston Warns of the Dangers of Secession

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Sam Houston warned:

 

"The secession leaders tell us if war comes that the superior courage of our people with their experience of the use of firearms will enable us to triumph in battle over ten times our number of Northern forces. Never was a more false or absurd statement ever made by designing demagogues. I declare that Civil War is inevitable and near at hand. When it comes the descendants of the heroes of Lexington and Bunker Hill will be found equal in patriotism, courage, and heroic endurance with the descendants of Cowpens and Yorktown ... When the tug of war comes, it will be Greek meeting Greek. Then, oh my fellow countrymen, the fearful conflict will fill our fair land with untold suffering, misfortune, and disaster."

 

------- Sam Houston with some prescient words on the eve of the Civil War in February, 1861

Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.

 
Posted : 1st February 2020 5:51 pm
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