“Go back! Go back! Do your duty as I’ve done mine. I’d rather die than be whipped!”


J.E.B. Stuart

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“Don’t flinch boys! They’re shooting at me, not at you!”


Philip Kearny

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“In glades they meet skull after skull

Where pine cones lay-the rusted gun,

Green shoes full of bones, the mouldering coat

And cuddled up skeleton;

And scores of such. Some start as in dreams,

And comrades lost bemoan;

By the edge of those wilds Stonewall had charged-

But the year and the Man were gone.”

~Herman Melville (The Armies of the Wilderness)


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“Better a generation should die on the battlefield, that their children may grow up in liberty and justice.”           ~Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe

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“I never see one of Jackson’s couriers approach without expecting an order to assault the North Pole.” Confederate General Richard Ewell


Confederate General Richard Ewell

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