History Quotes / TheAmericanCivilWar

11th Jun '16 1:15:40 AM Morgenthaler
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--> '''SamuelJohnson''', at the time of the American Revolution

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--> '''SamuelJohnson''', '''Creator/SamuelJohnson''', at the time of the American Revolution
9th May '16 2:55:42 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- ''GoneWithTheWind''

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-->-- ''GoneWithTheWind''
''Film/GoneWithTheWind''



-->-- ''{{Gettysburg}}''

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-->-- ''{{Gettysburg}}''
''Film/{{Gettysburg}}''
24th Mar '16 1:40:49 AM JulianLapostat
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-> ''I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done.''
-->-- '''John Brown''', at his trial.
6th Mar '16 1:28:33 AM JulianLapostat
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-> '''[[http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/cooper.htm '''Abraham Lincoln''']]: Under all these circumstances, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion do you really feel yourselves justified]] to break up this Government unless such a court decision as yours is, shall be at once submitted to as a conclusive and final rule of political action? [[SoreLoser But you will not abide the election of a Republican president]]! In that supposed event, you say, [[RageQuit you will destroy the Union]]; and then, you say, [[NeverMyFault the great crime of having destroyed it will be upon us]]! That is cool.[[note]]Lincoln actually said this expression.[[/note]] A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his teeth, "[[InsaneTrollLogic Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer]]!"


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-> '''[[http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/cooper.htm '''Abraham Lincoln''']]: Abraham Lincoln]]''': Under all these circumstances, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion do you really feel yourselves justified]] to break up this Government unless such a court decision as yours is, shall be at once submitted to as a conclusive and final rule of political action? [[SoreLoser But you will not abide the election of a Republican president]]! In that supposed event, you say, [[RageQuit you will destroy the Union]]; and then, you say, [[NeverMyFault the great crime of having destroyed it will be upon us]]! That is cool.[[note]]Lincoln actually said this expression.[[/note]] A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his teeth, "[[InsaneTrollLogic Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer]]!"

6th Mar '16 1:28:13 AM JulianLapostat
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-> '''[[http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/cooper.htm '''Abraham Lincoln''']]: Under all these circumstances, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion do you really feel yourselves justified]] to break up this Government unless such a court decision as yours is, shall be at once submitted to as a conclusive and final rule of political action? [[SoreLoser But you will not abide the election of a Republican president]]! In that supposed event, you say, [[RageQuit you will destroy the Union]]; and then, you say, [[NeverMyFault the great crime of having destroyed it will be upon us]]! That is cool.[[note]]Lincoln actually said this expression.[[/note]] A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his teeth, "[[InsaneTrollLogic Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer]]!"

1st Feb '16 10:41:42 AM FF32
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--> '''UsefulNotes/JohnAdams''' to '''UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin''', on Congress deleting the anti-slavery paragraph from the Declaration of Independence. 1776 - 85 years before the Civil War

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--> '''UsefulNotes/JohnAdams''' to '''UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin''', '''Creator/BenjaminFranklin''', on Congress deleting the anti-slavery paragraph from the Declaration of Independence. 1776 - 85 years before the Civil War
5th Jan '16 6:14:50 AM JulianLapostat
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-->-- ''{{Gettysburg}}''

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-->-- ''{{Gettysburg}}''''{{Gettysburg}}''

->'''Sergeant Clark''': Lee's surrender was not the end of the South, it was the birth of the United States.
-->-- ''Run of the Arrow'' (1957), directed by Creator/SamuelFuller

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4th Jan '16 2:07:21 PM JulianLapostat
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->''It should always be remembered that America did not "go to war" in 1860. America was attacked in 1860 by a formidable rebel faction seeking to protect the expansion of slavery. That faction did not simply want slavery to continue in America; [[VisionaryVillain they dreamed of a tropical empire]] of slavery encompassing Cuba, Nicaragua, and perhaps the whole of South America. This faction was not only explicitly pro-slavery but [[DemocracyIsBad explicitly anti-democratic]]. The newly declared Confederacy attacked America not because it was being persecuted, [[SoreLoser but because it was unable to win a democratic election]].''
-->-- '''Ta-Nehisi Coates'''
29th Dec '15 11:08:56 PM JulianLapostat
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-->-- '''UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant'''

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-->-- '''UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant'''
'''UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant''', ''reflecting on Lee's Surrender''.
29th Dec '15 11:07:28 PM JulianLapostat
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-->''Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.''
-->''But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- '''that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth'''."''

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-->''Now ->''Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.''
-->''But, ->''But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- '''that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth'''."''









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