Famous Last Words

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We all know Jackson’s and J.E.B said, “I am going fast now; I am resigned. God's will be done.” Any other Civil War classics?
 

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Lt. Theodore Garnett, one of Stuart's staff, was present, and according to him, what Stuart really said was, "Oh, me."

Has the ring of truth, that does.
 

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General Hiram B. Granbury before he was killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.



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According to Gen. James McPherson's orderly, A.J. Thompson, he asked the general if he was shot. McPherson raised his bloody hand and then dropped it to his leg, and said, "Oh, orderly, I am," and died.
 

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Gen Sedgwyke before he was struck dead by a rebel minnie ball, "At this distance, they could not hit an elephant".
 
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Two of my favorites...

"Tell my father I died with my face to the enemy."

~Colonel Avery at Gettysburg


"Tell Hill he must come up. Strike the tent."

~Lee
 
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"Water" - Grant

"Helen, we shall be happier in this post." - Longstreet

"Yes and I fear seriously" - A. S. Johnston

"Forward! For Gods sake, forward!" - John Reynolds

"Hello Sam, I'm dead..." - Jesse Reno
 
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Famous last words for the city of Columbia, South Carolina, chanted by soldiers of Sherman's Fifteenth Corps, February 1865, as they crossed the Santee River:

"Hail, Columbia, happy land. If I don't burn you, I'll be d*a*m*m*e*d."

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"Water" - Grant

"Helen, we shall be happier in this post." - Longstreet

"Yes and I fear seriously" - A. S. Johnston

"Forward! For Gods sake, forward!" - John Reynolds

"Hello Sam, I'm dead..." - Jesse Reno
Where is the source for Grant's words (or word, if you prefer) from, if I may ask?
 
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I love McCulloch's and Longstreet's.

Lewis Armistead - "Men who subsist on raw corn cannot be whipped."

My own will probably be something like McCulloch's.
 
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Famous last words for the city of Columbia, South Carolina, chanted by soldiers of Sherman's Fifteenth Corps, February 1865, as they crossed the Santee River:

"Hail, Columbia, happy land. If I don't burn you, I'll be d*a*m*m*e*d."

Unionblue
People in South Carolina consider that extremely offensive. I hope one day to visit Sherman's grave site so I can spit on it. His views on blacks were worse than most southerners. Why wouldn't he have them in his army?

I hope his death was slow and painful.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest: "Call my wife."

It might not look too stirring on a monument but it did sum up his life. Just about everything he did was for her, one way or another.
 
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