"My dear, my boys need to be heartened up when they get their furloughs. Go on, look your prettiest, and be just as nice to them as ever you can be."
~ General Robert E. Lee
responding to a young Virginia woman
who asked Lee, if he approved of the soldiers 'partying'
The Mason-Dixon Line is generally considered the demarcation point between the North and the South during the Civil War. It was named after two British astronomers who conducted a survey aimed at settling a boundary dispute between British colonies in Colonial America.
Union General William Birney led the 10th Corp at Chaffin's Farm. Of the four hundred thirty casualties, all were African American, except the officers.
"While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years."
~ President Abraham Lincoln
His first inaugural address
March 4, 1861