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Liveblogging the Civil War: April 7, 1865: Jefferson Davis

Confederate President Jefferson Davis:

Relieved from the necessity of guarding cities and particular points, important but not vital to our defense, with an army free to move from point to point and strike in detail the detachments and garrisons of the enemy, operating on the interior of our own country, where supplies are more accessible, and where the foe will be far removed from his own base and cut off from all succor in case of reverse, nothing is now needed to render our triumph certain but the exhibition of our own unquenchable resolve.

Let us but will it, and we are free; and who, in the light of the past, dare doubt your purpose in the future?

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