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"Lee nodded, looked now out in the darkness, to the far trees. 'He should have hit us here. We gave him an opportunity. God...gave him an opportunity. The rains slowed us, kept us here. Now, God has taken his opportunity away.'
Lee paused, and Longstreet waited.
Lee said, 'I don't understand His ways...I thought it would never be like this. The Almighty was with us, the fight was ours...we should have won the day. But it was not to be. I thought...I understood. But now, He is allowing us to go back home'" (Chap. 1, Lee, pg. 17.)



"The army, he knew, was not like any other organization, any business. If you are here, he thought, you fight for your country, and you are not allowed to change your mind. How odd...We are fighting-some of us anyway-for...freedom? And soldiers are not free" (Chap. 3, Chamberlain...

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