"You are perfectly correct when you say it was to detach the Roman Catholics who have enrolled themselves in our army. Since the publication of that [the popeâ€™s] letter, a great number of them have deserted their banners and turned traitorâ€¦ It is true also, that Meade has remained with us, and gained the bloody battle of Gettysburg. But how could he lose it, when he was surrounded by such heroes as Howard, Reynolds, Buford, Wadsworth, Cutler, Slocum, Sickles, Hancock, Barnes, etc. But it is evident that his Romanism superceded his patriotism after the battle. He let the army of Lee escape when he could easily have cut his retreat and forced him to surrender after losing nearly half of his soldiers in the last three days carnage.
When Meade was to order the pursuit after the battle, a stranger came in haste to the headquarters, and that stranger was a disguised Jesuit. After ten minutes conversation with him, Meade made such arrangements for the pursuit of the enemy that he escaped almost untouched with the loss of only two guns !"--ABE LINCOLN [50 YEARS IN THE CHURCH OF ROME (p.298) By (Father) Charles Chiniquy]
"But you (Charles Chiniquy) are the only one to whom I (ABRAHAM LINCOLN) reveal these sad secrets; for I know that you learned them before me."--ABE LINCOLN-p.295 !
"This war would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits. We owe it to popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sonsâ€¦. I pity the priests, the bishops and the monks of Rome in the United States when the people realize that they are, in great part, responsible for the tears and the bloodshed in this war."--ABE LINCOLN [50 YEARS IN THE CHURCH OF ROME (pp. 296,297) By (Father) Charles Chiniquy]
"The common people see and hear the big, noisy wheels of the Southern Confederacyâ€™s cars: they call them Jeff Davis, Lee, Toombs, Beauregard, Semmes, etc., and they honestly think they are the motive power, the first cause of our troubles. But this is a mistake. The true motive power is secreted behind the thick walls of the (Satanic) Vatican, the colleges and schools of the Jesuits, the convents of the nuns and the confessional boxes of Rome."--ABE LINCOLN [50 YEARS IN THE CHURCH OF ROME (p.305) By Chiniquy]
"But it is very certain that if the American people could learn what I know of the fierce hatred of the priests of Rome against our institutions, our schools, our most sacred rights, and our so dearly bought liberties, they would drive them away tomorrow from among us, or they would shoot them as traitors."--ABE LINCOLN !