After several lines giving moral support to his commander, Davis told Johnston, "Had I the requisite arms, the argument would soon be changed."
Despite this confessed lack of strength, the Confederacy survived for over another three and a half years. The South's endurance in the face of Union superiority is a testament to doing more with less. It seems that the only true resources that the Confederates had were the courage of their men and the skill of their generals. Their survival was a triumph of the moral over the material.
This is a lesson to us in these difficult times. With determination, much can be done even in situations where there is a dearth of resources.
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