"Dying on the field of battle and glory is about the easiest duty a soldier has to undergo."
~ Sam R. Watkins,
1st Tennessee Regiment
"Really, Mr. Lincoln, I have had enough of this show business."
~ General Ulysses S. Grant,
Ducking a White House party in his honor
"Lee believed in his men and thought they could do anything that mortal could do. His men worshipped him, and I think the greatest man the world ever saw was Robert E. Lee."
~ Sergeant John H. Worsham,
21st Virginia Infantry
"Lord! What a scramble there'll be for arm and legs, when we boys come out of our graves, on Judgement Day: wonder if we shall get our own again? If we do, my leg will have to tramp from Fredericksburg, my arm from here, I suppose, and meet my body, where it may be."
~ Anonymous Union Sergeant,
Quoted by Louisa May Alcott in Hospital Sketches, 1863