"If defeated everywhere else, I will make my stand for liberty, among the Scots-Irish in my native Virginia"
General George Washington.
"The Scots-Irish were the first to pro-claim
for freedom in these United States; even before Lexington Scots-Irish blood had been shed for American freedom. In the forefront of every battle was seen their burnished mail and in the retreat was heard their voice of constancy"
President William McKinley
General Robert E. Lee was once asked: "What race of people do you believe makes the best soldiers?" He replied: "The Scots who came to this country by way
"it is doubtful if we fully realized the part played by this stern and virile people. They formed the kernel of that American stock who were the pioneers of our People in the march westwards. They were bold and hardy people who pushed beyond the settled regions of America and plunged into the wilderness as the leaders of the white advance. The Presbyterians were the first and last set of immigrants to do this: all others have merely followed in the wake of their pre-decessors".
President Theodore Roosevelt.
"The Scots-Irish had a system of religious faith and worship which has ever borne an inflexible front to illusion and mendacity, and has preferred rather to be ground to powder like flint than to bend before violence or melt under enervating temptation".
19th century historian, J.A. FROUDE.
"We were apprehensive from the Northern Indians. I therefore thought it might be prudent to plant a settlement of such men as those who formerly
had so bravely defended Londonderry and Inniskillen as a frontier in case of any disturbance".
JAMES LOGAN, Ulster-born Secretary of State in Pennsylvania in the early l8th century.