Quotes October 08, 2021

“In the present Civil War – it is quite possible that God’s purpose is something different from the purpose of either party – and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect his purpose.”
Abraham Lincoln.
“So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished.”
Robert E. Lee.
“If the Confederacy falls, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a theory.”
Jefferson Davis, ‘The Rise And Fall Of The Confederate Government, Volume 1’.
“I am quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done.”
John H. Brown.
“Wars produce many stories of fiction, some of which are told until they are believed to be true.”
Ulysses S. Grant.
“I will be in my coffin before I will fight again under your command.”
Nathan Bedford Forrest.
“It is painful enough to discover with what unconcern they speak of war and threaten it. They do not know its horrors. I have seen enough of it to make me look upon it as the sum of all evils.”
Stonewall Jackson
“All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.”
Sam Houston