Murrah to "My Countrymen," April 27, 1865

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Murrah to "My Countrymen," page 6

"Freedom's battle once begun"


"Be greater from bleeding son to son"


"Though baffled aft is ever won"

I again urge the importance of our people


remaining a unit. Without this we


can neither make successful war nor


honorable peace.

I have attempted to point


out the path in which duty and patriotism would


lead us. Rugged and thorny though it


be I shall follow it with you fearlessly


to the end.

I believe with God's blessing


we are able to defend our own state and


to render glorious service to the Confederacy


such service as history will gladly record


for the encouragement of the friends of


freedom and humanity in all time to come.

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Murrah to "My Countrymen," April 27, 1865, Records of Pendleton Murrah, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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