“South Carolina is too small for a nation and too large for an insane asylum.”

James L. Petigru was a staunch Unionist, a prominent South Carolinian of long and distinguished lineage, a noted attorney, legal scholar, and former Attorney General of South Carolina.

Upon hearing that South Carolina had taken the fatal plunge and seceded from the Union Petigru said:

“South Carolina is too small for a nation and too large for an insane asylum.”

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/