"Had I forseen these results of subjegation, I would have prefered to die at Appomattox, with my brave men, my sword in this right hand."
~Robert E. Lee
"The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another tome and in another form."
"A question settled by violence, or in disregard of law, must remain unsettled forever."
"Put the skeer on 'em and keep 'em skeered."
~Nathan Bedford Forrest
"Secession belongs to a different class of remedies. It is to be justified upon the basis that the States are sovereign. There was a time when none denied it. I hope the time may come again, when a better comprehension of the theory of our Government, and inalienable rights of the people of the States, will prevent any one from denying that each State is a sovereign, and thus may reclaim the grants which it has made to any agent whomsoever."
~Jefferson Davis Farewell Address to U.S. Senate, January 21, 1861
"Sir, it is true that republics have often been cradled in war, but more often they have met with a grave in that cradle. Peace is the interest, the policy, the nature of a popular Government. War may bring benefits to a few, but privation and loss are the lot of the many. An appeal to arms should be the last resort, and only by national rights or national honor can it be justified."
"The Constitution has admitted the jurisdiction of the United States within the limits of the several States only so far as the delegated powers authorize; beyond that they are intruders and may be expelled."
~John C. Calhoun
"I do not desire to survive the independence of my country."
~Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
"...Be proud you're a rebel 'cause the South's gonna do it again!..."