Over 700 examples of quotations from the Civil War era are included in this volume. From 1858 with Abraham Lincoln saying, “I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved―I do not expect the house to fall―but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.” In 1863 a Confederate soldier wrote this after the Battle of Stones River, “I am sick and tired of this war, and I can see no prospects of having peace for a long time to come. I don’t think it ever will be stopped by fighting. The Yankees can’t whip us and we can never whip them, and I see no prospect of peace unless the Yankees themselves rebel and throw down their arms, and refuse to fight any longer.” And in 1865 at the death of Lincoln this quote by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, “Now he belongs to the ages.”
This book is a great reference for any Civil War buff. Softbound and measures about 5” by 8” and includes a list of sources and index of authors.