Quote of the day

 

“But we had with us, to keep and to care for, more than five hundred bruised bodies of men, – men made in the image of God, marred by the hand of man, and must we say in the name of God? And where is the reckoning for such things? And who is answerable? One might almost shrink from the sound of his own voice, which had launched into the palpitating air words of order – do we call it? – fraught with such ruin. Was it God’s command we heard, or His forgiveness we must forever implore?”

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
The Passing of The Armies
Bantam Books, 1992

Brig. General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin

Chamberlin made famous by the actions of himself and the 20th maine at Little Round top Gettysburg PA

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Published in: on October 28, 2009 at 8:41 pm  Comments Off on Quote of the day  
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