“The experience of our revolutionary fathers, a voluntary union of sovereign states for purposes defined in a solemn pact, had been perverted by those who, feeling power and deploying law, were determined not to respect a law, but at their own will,” Davis said, referring to Lincoln`s emergency acts to deny habeas corpus rights near Washington.C. After the exhumation of Davis` remains in New Orleans, they spent a day at the Memorial Hall of the newly created Louisiana Historical Association.  Among those who paid tribute were the Governor of Louisiana, Murphy J. Foster, Sr. Day and Night accompanied by Davis`s remains from New Orleans to Richmond.  The Louisville and Nashville Railroad car drove past Beauvoir, then drove northeast toward Richmond, with ceremonies at stops in Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, then Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina. The train also traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina, to find itself in Davis` coffin, after being driven by James J. Jones, a free black man who had served Davis during the war and became a local businessman and politician. After a stopover in Danville, Virginia, the last capital of The Confederacy, and another ceremony at Virginia State Capital, Davis was buried at the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. After the association`s agreement with Varina, the remains of their children were exhumed from Washington, D.C., Memphis and another Hollywood Cemetery property to rest on the new family property.  The important point is that if the Deep South was persecuting a revolution, it was clearly conservative (if such a thing is possible).
What for? Because they were trying to protect what they already had. They were not trying to create something new, they were trying to protect what they already had under the old Constitution. By asserting that secession was more legal than revolutionary, these Confederates hoped to put their nation on an equal footing with the other nations of the Western world and thus gain legitimacy. Some Southerners have reversed the argument, accusing Republicans of being true revolutionaries. They argued that Republicans were trying to deviate from the founders` architectural plan by striking slavery. Over time, most countries in the South have come to the argument that they have not started a revolution, at least not in the accepted sense of the term that suggests an armed revolt against a government in place. Instead, they argued that they had acted within the framework of the Constitution; that they were indeed the true heirs of the revolutionary tradition. The founders founded a republic of slaves and the countries of the South tried to establish a republic of slaves, in which their constitutionally protected rights would be secured. A group of Cuban revolutionaries led by the Venezuelan adventurer Narciso Lepez wanted to free Cuba from Spanish rule by sword.