Destruction and reconstruction: personal experiences of the late war


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Seite 195 - You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride.
Seite 97 - First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen," was originally used in the resolutions presented to Congress on the death of Washington, December, 1799.
Seite 194 - GENTLEMEN — I have your letter of the llth, in the nature of a petition to revoke my orders removing all the inhabitants from Atlanta. I have read it carefully, and give full credit to your statements of the distress that will be occasioned by it, and yet shall not revoke my order, simply because my orders are not designed to meet the humanities of the case...
Seite 194 - ... extraordinary hardship and loss, but since we have seen the practical execution of it, so far as it has progressed, and the individual condition of...
Seite 194 - If the people raise a howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity-seeking. If they want peace, they and their relatives must stop the war.
Seite 49 - The mounted officer who had been sent out in advance, pointed out a figure perched on the topmost rail of a fence overlooking the road and field, and said it was Jackson. Approaching, I saluted and declared my name and rank, and waited for a response.
Seite 65 - Men decamped without firing, or threw down their arms and surrendered. Our whole skirmish line was advancing briskly. I sought Ewell and reported. We had a fine game before us, and the temptation to play it was great ; but Jackson's orders were imperative and wise. He had his stores to save, Shields to guard against, Lee's grand strategy to promote. He could not waste time chasing Fr&nont.
Seite 195 - Until we can repopulate Georgia it is useless for us to occupy it; but the utter destruction of its roads, houses, and people, will cripple their military resources. I can make this march, and make Georgia howl.

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