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"I never expect to be fully believed when I tell what I saw of the horrors of Spotsylvania because I should be loath to believe it myself ..." p. 4

"A battle is a horrid thing. You can have no conception of its horrors." p. 12

"One of the phrases often used to describe the American Civil War is The Brothers' War." p. 14

"The vandals of the North ... are determined to destroy slavery ... We must all fight, and I choose to fight for southern rights and southern liberty." p. 20

"We pushed on anxious for the fray." p. 30

"My mind was wholly absorbed." p. 39

"We are just like Negroes." p. 47

"Neither the flaccid coercive mechanisms of Civil War armies nor charismatic leadership could alone or together have kept these armies in existence or made them fight. ... They came from a society that prized individualism, self-reliance, and freedom from coercive authority. The army...

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