Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Quote of the Day, Nov. 17

“The scenes of this field would have cured anybody of war. Mangled bodies, dead, dying, in every conceivable shape, without heads, legs;...I still feel the horrid nature of this war, and the piles of dead Gentlemen & wounded & maimed makes me more anxious than ever for some hope of an End, but I know such a thing cannot be for a long, long time.”

--Gen. William T. Sherman in a letter to his wife, describing the horror he saw during the Battle of Shiloh, where the Union Army alone suffered 10,000 casualties on the first day of fighting.

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