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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



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.



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


On the Line

General Lee, this is no place for you. These men behind you are Georgians and Virginians. They have never failed you and will not fail you here. Will you boys? 

 John Brown Gordon



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


Forging the Bond

Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

– Last words of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson



War means fighting, and fighting means killing.”

Nathan Bedford Forrest


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