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  1. DBF

    Say What Saturday: General George Henry Thomas Issues a “Do or Die” Quote

    December 15th, 1864: The first day of the Battle at Nashville has ended and General George Henry Thomas is traveling back from the battlefield to his headquarters where he will prepare his initial report that will be wired to General Grant in Washington. As he approached the outskirts of the...
  2. Andy Cardinal

    Special Say What? -- George B. McClellan Quote

    It is not too much of a stretch to say that there was more at stake during the first two weeks of September 1862 than at any other time during the war. Southern armies were on the move across in Mississippi, Kentucky, and western Virginia. In Virginia, after defeating two Union armies, Robert...
  3. wbull1

    Who said what?

    I read a post on Quora that claimed Robert E. Lee said in a speech in Texas, "Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse: no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen the results of subjugation, I would...
  4. wbull1

    Lincoln Quote?

    When discussing the causes of the Civil War, I am often told Lincoln's goal was to collect taxes and tariffs from the South. This is often accompanied by the claim, Lincoln said so. However, although I have asked for a reference for - Lincoln said so - nobody so far has been able to produce a...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Favorite ACW Quote? Voices From Time You Can't Forget

    Using this 1863 image from Gettysburg, of Pennsylvania College to symbolize us smack in the middle of the war, where so many were lost and so many left behind. Hit me, one building there my daughter entered as a Freshman and in a ceremony as old as the college, graduated, and exited through it...
  6. Cavalry Charger

    Who said that? - Civil War Quotes

    Quotes offer opinion, add color and tap into the human experience of the Civil War. Here are some I particularly enjoy: "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...
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