come to liberate you from the despotism of a tyran-
nical faction and to rescue my native State from the
hand of your oppressors. Everywhere the cowardly
foe has fled from my avenging arms. My brave
army is stigmatized as a band of guerrillas and ma-
rauders. Believe it not. I point with pride to their
deeds as a refutation to this foul aspersion. We ask only
to meet the hireling legions of Lincoln. The eyes of
your brethren of the South are upon you. Your gal-
lant fellow citizens are flocking to our standard.
Our armies are rapidly advancing to your protection.
Then greet them with the willing hands of fifty thou-
sand of Kentucky's brave. Their advance is already
with you. Then
Postcard, early 1900's, courtesy of Ollie Sappington of St. Louis, Mo.
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