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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