Ideas from a South Carolinian

June 23, 1865

Under the Refuge of Oppression column there is a lengthy letter from Augustin L. Taveau, Charleston, addressed to the N. Y. Tribune.  The author cites some of his understanding of the recent war, and then expresses a hope for a new nation where “there is no North, no South, no East, no West, but our country, one and indivisible, now and through all time!”

The editorial page of the paper includes a reference to the letter, written  by Charles K. Whipple, who characterizes the letter as “calm, pious, moderate, magnanimous”, and then invites comments:  “…soldiers of the Union armies, relatives and friends of the prisoners of Libby and Andersonville, how do you like it?”

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