Quotes May 14, 2021

Courtesy of Civil War Quotes

“Here, in the dread tribunal of last resort, valor contended against valor. Here brave men struggled and died for the right as God gave them to see the right.”
Adlai E. Stevenson I
“War means fighting, and fighting means killing.”
Nathan Bedford Forrest
“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 would be news from Hell before breakfast.”
William Tecumseh Sherman
“My plans are perfect, and when I start to carry them out, may God have mercy on Bobby Lee, for I shall have none.”
‘Fighting’ Joe Hooker (left)
“Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what are we going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do.”
Ulysses S. Grant (right)

“We talked the matter over and could have settled the war in thirty minutes had it been left to us.”
Unknown Confederate Soldier referencing a meeting he had with a Union soldier between the lines.