History Quotes / TheAmericanCivilWar

24th Sep '17 7:51:01 PM Parable
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-> ''"I have given the subject of arming the negro my hearty support. This, with the emancipation of the negro, is the heavyest blow yet given the Confederacy. The South rave a greatdeel about it and profess to be very angry."''

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-> ''"I have given the subject of arming the negro my hearty support. This, with the emancipation of the negro, is the heavyest blow yet given the Confederacy. The South rave a greatdeel great deal about it and profess to be very angry."''


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-> ''""Damn the torpedoes! Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!"''
--> '''Admiral David Farragut,''' Battle of Mobile Bay. Popularly paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" August 5, 1864.

-> ''"Atlanta is ours and fairly won."''
--> '''General William T. Sherman,''' after winning the Battle of Atlanta and ensuring President Lincoln's re-election. September 3, 1864.


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->''"I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah,"''
--> '''General William T. Sherman''', telegram to President Lincoln after capturing Savannah, Georgia.
20th Sep '17 8:36:15 PM Parable
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--> '''President Abraham Lincoln''', Proclamation of Retaliation in response to Confederate threat to enslave or execute black US soldiers and their white officers. July 30, 1863.

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--> '''President Abraham '''Abraham Lincoln''', Proclamation of Retaliation in response to Confederate threat to enslave or execute black US soldiers and their white officers. July 30, 1863.



--> South Carolina Articles of Secession. December 24, 1860.

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--> South '''South Carolina Articles of Secession.Secession'''. December 24, 1860.



--> ''Mississippi Articles of Secession, 1861.

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--> ''Mississippi Articles of Secession, Secession'''. 1861.



--> General Howell Cobb, protesting the idea of arming slaves to fight for the Confederacy. January 8, 1865.

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--> General '''General Howell Cobb, Cobb''', protesting the idea of arming slaves to fight for the Confederacy. January 8, 1865.



-> ''My inclination is to whip the rebellion into submission, preserving all Constitutional rights. If it cannot be whipped any other way than through a war against slavery, let it come to to that legitimately. If it is necessary that slavery should fall that the Republic may continue its existence, let slavery go.''
--> '''General Ulysses S Grant'''. November 27, 1861.



-> ''"I have given the subject of arming the negro my hearty support. This, with the emancipation of the negro, is the heavyest blow yet given the Confederacy. The South rave a greatdeel about it and profess to be very angry."''
--> Ulysses S Grant. Auguest 23, 1863.



--> General William T. Sherman, response to Confederate General Hood's complaint over his expulsion of Confederate civilians from Atlanta. September 10, 1864.

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--> General '''General William T. Sherman, Sherman''', response to Confederate General Hood's complaint over his expulsion of Confederate civilians from Atlanta. September 10, 1864.


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-> ''The war is over — the rebels are our countrymen again.''
--> '''Ulysses S Grant''', stopping his men from cheering after the Confederate surrender. April 9, 1865.
20th Sep '17 10:43:19 AM JulianLapostat
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->''"It is the duty of every government to give protection to its citizens, of whatever class, color, or condition, and especially to those who are duly organized as soldiers in the public service. The law of nations and the usages and customs of war as carried on by civilized powers, permit no distinction as to color in the treatment of prisoners of war as public enemies. To sell or enslave any captured person, on account of his color, and for no offence against the laws of war, is a relapse into barbarism and a crime against the civilization of the age.''\\
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''The government of the United States will give the same protection to all its soldiers, and if the enemy shall sell or enslave anyone because of his color, the offense shall be punished by retaliation upon the enemy's prisoners in our possession.''\\
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''It is therefore ordered that for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the laws of war, a rebel soldier shall be executed; and for every one enslaved by the enemy or sold into slavery, a rebel soldier shall be placed at hard labor on the public works and continued at such labor until the other shall be released and receive the treatment due to a prisoner of war."''
--> '''President Abraham Lincoln''', Proclamation of Retaliation in response to Confederate threat to enslave or execute black US soldiers and their white officers. July 30, 1863.



->''"It is the duty of every government to give protection to its citizens, of whatever class, color, or condition, and especially to those who are duly organized as soldiers in the public service. The law of nations and the usages and customs of war as carried on by civilized powers, permit no distinction as to color in the treatment of prisoners of war as public enemies. To sell or enslave any captured person, on account of his color, and for no offence against the laws of war, is a relapse into barbarism and a crime against the civilization of the age.''

->''The government of the United States will give the same protection to all its soldiers, and if the enemy shall sell or enslave anyone because of his color, the offense shall be punished by retaliation upon the enemy's prisoners in our possession.''

It is therefore ordered that for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the laws of war, a rebel soldier shall be executed; and for every one enslaved by the enemy or sold into slavery, a rebel soldier shall be placed at hard labor on the public works and continued at such labor until the other shall be released and receive the treatment due to a prisoner of war."''
--> '''President Abraham Lincoln''', Proclamation of Retaliation in response to Confederate threat to enslave or execute black US soldiers and their white officers. July 30, 1863.
20th Sep '17 10:36:30 AM Parable
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->''"It is the duty of every government to give protection to its citizens, of whatever class, color, or condition, and especially to those who are duly organized as soldiers in the public service. The law of nations and the usages and customs of war as carried on by civilized powers, permit no distinction as to color in the treatment of prisoners of war as public enemies. To sell or enslave any captured person, on account of his color, and for no offence against the laws of war, is a relapse into barbarism and a crime against the civilization of the age.

The government of the United States will give the same protection to all its soldiers, and if the enemy shall sell or enslave anyone because of his color, the offense shall be punished by retaliation upon the enemy's prisoners in our possession.

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->''"It is the duty of every government to give protection to its citizens, of whatever class, color, or condition, and especially to those who are duly organized as soldiers in the public service. The law of nations and the usages and customs of war as carried on by civilized powers, permit no distinction as to color in the treatment of prisoners of war as public enemies. To sell or enslave any captured person, on account of his color, and for no offence against the laws of war, is a relapse into barbarism and a crime against the civilization of the age.

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--> President Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Retaliation in response to Confederate threat to enslave or execute black US soldiers and their white officers. July 30, 1863.

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--> President '''President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln''', Proclamation of Retaliation in response to Confederate threat to enslave or execute black US soldiers and their white officers. July 30, 1863.
19th Sep '17 10:29:33 PM Parable
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-> ''"A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery. He is to be entrusted with the administration of the common Government, because he has declared that that “Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free,” and that the public mind must rest in the belief that slavery is in the course of ultimate extinction. This sectional combination for the submersion of the Constitution, has been aided in some of the States by elevating to citizenship, persons who, by the supreme law of the land, are incapable of becoming citizens; and their votes have been used to inaugurate a new policy, hostile to the South, and destructive of its beliefs and safety."''
--> South Carolina Articles of Secession. December 24, 1860.

-> ''"Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery—the greatest material interest of the world."''
--> ''Mississippi Articles of Secession, 1861.


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->''"If slaves make good soldiers our whole theory of slavery is wrong."''
--> General Howell Cobb, protesting the idea of arming slaves to fight for the Confederacy. January 8, 1865.


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->''"It is the duty of every government to give protection to its citizens, of whatever class, color, or condition, and especially to those who are duly organized as soldiers in the public service. The law of nations and the usages and customs of war as carried on by civilized powers, permit no distinction as to color in the treatment of prisoners of war as public enemies. To sell or enslave any captured person, on account of his color, and for no offence against the laws of war, is a relapse into barbarism and a crime against the civilization of the age.

The government of the United States will give the same protection to all its soldiers, and if the enemy shall sell or enslave anyone because of his color, the offense shall be punished by retaliation upon the enemy's prisoners in our possession.

It is therefore ordered that for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the laws of war, a rebel soldier shall be executed; and for every one enslaved by the enemy or sold into slavery, a rebel soldier shall be placed at hard labor on the public works and continued at such labor until the other shall be released and receive the treatment due to a prisoner of war."''
--> President Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Retaliation in response to Confederate threat to enslave or execute black US soldiers and their white officers. July 30, 1863.

-> ''"Mix 'em up. I'm tired of states' rights."''
--> '''General George Thomas''', after being asked if the dead from the Battle of Missionary Ridge should be organized by state. November 25, 1863.

-> ''"In the name of common sense I ask you not to appeal to a just God in such a sacrilegious manner; you who, in the midst of peace and prosperity, have plunged a nation into war, dark and cruel war; who dared and badgered us to battle, insulted our flag, seized our arsenals and forts that were left in the honorable custody of peaceful ordnance sergeants; seized and made "prisoners of war" the very garrisons sent to protect your people against negroes and Indians long before any overt act was committed by the, to you, hated Lincoln Government."''
--> General William T. Sherman, response to Confederate General Hood's complaint over his expulsion of Confederate civilians from Atlanta. September 10, 1864.
26th Jun '17 6:39:44 AM SpectralTime
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->''After the sacrifice of countless millions of treasure and hundreds of thousands of lives, you may win Southern independence if God be not against you, but I doubt it. I tell you that, while I believe with you in the doctrine of states rights, [[{{Determinator}} the North is determined to preserve this Union]]. They are not a [[HotBlooded fiery, impulsive people as you are]], for they live in colder climates. But when they begin to move in a given direction, they move with the steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche; [[CassandraTruth and what I fear is, they will overwhelm the South.]]''

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->''After the sacrifice of countless millions of treasure and hundreds of thousands of lives, you may win Southern independence if God be not against you, but I doubt it. I tell you that, while I believe with you in the doctrine of states rights, [[{{Determinator}} the North is determined to preserve this Union]]. They are not a [[HotBlooded fiery, impulsive people as you are]], for they live in colder climates. [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant But when they begin to move in a given direction, they move with the steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche; avalanche;]] [[CassandraTruth and what I fear is, they will overwhelm the South.]]''
7th Jun '17 2:00:52 PM JulianLapostat
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-->-- '''Ta-Nehisi Coates'''

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-->-- '''Ta-Nehisi Coates'''
'''Creator/TaNehisiCoates'''
6th Jun '17 9:23:01 PM blerg223
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-> ''"If you men are taken in rebellion against the Union, I will hang you with less reluctance than I hanged deserters and spies in Mexico."

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-> ''"If you men are taken in rebellion against the Union, I will hang you with less reluctance than I hanged deserters and spies in Mexico.""''
6th Jun '17 9:22:13 PM blerg223
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->''"If you men are taken in rebellion against the Union, I will hang you with less reluctance than I hanged deserters and spies in Mexico."

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->''"If -> ''"If you men are taken in rebellion against the Union, I will hang you with less reluctance than I hanged deserters and spies in Mexico."
26th Sep '16 11:13:02 AM Parable
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->''"If you men are taken in rebellion against the Union, I will hang you with less reluctance than I hanged deserters and spies in Mexico."
-->'''UsefulNotes/ZacharyTaylor''' in response to Secessionist threatening rebellion if California was admitted as a Free State.



-->-- '''John Brown''', at his trial.

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-->-- '''John Brown''', at his trial.
trial. 1 year before the Civil War
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