Thursday, December 2, 2010
Quote of Ex-Confederate General Wade Hampton, at the start of the Spanish American War, 1898.
".. as old as I am, I can still ride on horseback and wield a sword; and if her quota (S. Carolina) is not filled, if there is one name lacking to make it full, I myself will volunteer. This is our country and it is our duty to make it the champion of freedom for all time to come." - ex-Confederate General Wade Hampton, 1898 outbreak of the Spanish American War, "The State" Newspaper, South Carolina (courtesy of Brother K. Robison, Sons of Spanish American War Veterans)