To Appomattox Court House

A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.” 

– Robert E. Lee

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Parapet

I have just read your dispatch about sore-tongued and fatigued horses, Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the Battle of Antietam that fatigues anything? 

– Abraham Lincoln in response to General McClellan.

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Charge!

My plans are perfect, and when I start to carry them out, may God have mercy on Bobby Lee, for I shall have none.”

– ‘Fighting’ Joe Hooker

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Surprised

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast.”

William Tecumseh Sherman

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