Who can read the slaughter of the innocent women and children in St. Louis without a tear? Who can think of these helpless and unoffending ones of our own Southern family, butchered in cold blood by the foreign mercenaries of Lincoln, without indescribable Horror and rage? We had supposed that in Europe alone, where these murderers profess to have suffered from despotism, such atrocities could be committed. It seems not. They, the bloody barbarians, have introduced them in the land which gave them a refuge, as a recompense for the kindness that sheltered them here. The day of retribution will come. Wretches who can murder women and children are beyond the pale of civilization, and ought to be hunted down like wild beasts.
|poetry and patriotism||10.2%|
|entertainment and culture||2.04%|
|military--often from Western Theater||2.04%|
|military orders to report||2.04%|
From the Tue., May. 21, 1861 issue