Thy Troy is Fallen

Julian Carr, Industrialist and Trustee of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This speech was given by Carr at the unveiling of the Confederate Monument later known as “Silent Sam”. It is politically most explicite and brutal towards the very end.

“The present generation, I am persuaded, scarcely takes note of what the Confederate soldier meant to the welfare of the Anglo Saxon race during the four years immediately succeeding the war, when the facts are, that their courage and steadfastness saved the very life of the Anglo Saxon race in the South. […] I trust I may be pardoned for one allusion, howbeit it is rather personal. One hundred yards from where we stand, less than ninety days perhaps after my return from Appomattox, I horse-whipped a negro wench until her skirts hung in shreds, because upon the streets of this quiet village she had publicly insulted and maligned a Southern lady, and then rushed for protection to these University buildings where was stationed a garrison of 100 Federal soldiers. I performed the pleasing duty in the immediate presence of the entire garrison, and for thirty nights afterwards slept with a double-barrel shot gun under my head.” (Pages 9B-9C.)

Julian S. Carr, “Unveiling of Confederate Monument at University. June 2, 1913” in the Julian Shakespeare Carr Papers #141, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Article in UNC student newspaper The Daily Tar Heel about the historical links between the university, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Ku Klux Klan (link).