The confederate attempt to secede from the union is put in parallel with loyalist resistance to Home Rule, and both were driven by “sons of Ulster”:
The sons of Ulster who led the confederate army during the War of Northern Aggression [aka the Civil War]: “Do your duty as I have done mine – General Jeb Stuart”, “It is history that teaches us to hope – General Robert E Lee”, “All that I am and all that I have is at the service of my country – General Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson”, “The government at Washington denying our right to self-government, refused even to listen to any proposals for peaceful separation. Nothing was then left to do but prepare for war – President Jefferson Davis, inaugural address at Richmond, Virginia, February 22nd 1862”.
The sons of Ulster who wrote and signed the Ulster Covenant during the Home Rule crisis of 1912: “Being convinced in our consciences that Home Rule would be disastrous to the material well-being of Ulster as well as the whole of Ireland, subversive of our civil and religious freedom … – The Ulster Covenant, written by Thomas Sinclair, Ulster Day, September 1912 inspired by Scotland’s Solemn League and Covenant, Greyfriar’s Churchyard, Edinburgh 1638.”
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