I can agree with that, and that is all very patriotic and all, but for one thing. What was he meaning by the phrase "My Country"? Was he speaking of the entire Confederacy and all that it stood for, which could have including the slavery and the political idealogy of that government? Or was he talking about just the state that he lived in?
Or was he talking about some personal idealogy embodied in his mind that repersented 'his Country', such as personal freedom to live his life as he saw fit. Why did he feel he had to Defend 'his country'? Was it because he felt that someone was attacking him and his country?