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"Too often we fail to see the Forrest for the Lees."
--Emory M. Thomas, Forward to _A Battle from the
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A Richmond diarist recorded this conversation:

"A poor woman yesterday applied to a merchant in Carey Street to purchase a barrel of flour. The price he demanded was $70.

"My God!" exclaimed she, "how can I pay such prices? I have seven children; what shall I do?"

"I don't know, madam," said he, coolly, "unless you eat your children."

Source: America's Civil War, magazine, September 2011 issue, from the article, War Is Good Business, by David Goldfield, pg. 51.

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