THE SOUTHERNER’S OATH. – BY A LADY OF NEW ORLEANS.
Title:'The Southerner's Oath – by a Lady of New Orleans'
This poem, though apparently written in Newark, is purported to be by a ‘Lady of New Orleans’. The poem presents the American Civil War as a fight for freedom and self-determination, and against northern oppression. Perhaps as interesting as the poem is this particular publication context so late into the Civil War, when most commentators considered the Union to eventually prevail. This appears to be evidence of Lancashire sympathy with the Confederacy, or at the very least an even-handed neutrality. – SR