Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?
Pickett's lines being nearer, the impact was heaviest upon them.
That man will fight us every day and every hour till the end of the war.
In a very short time the army of Northern Virginia was face to face with the Army of the Potomac.
The town caught fire in several places, shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail.
General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the enemy was still reinforcing, called the troops off.
I fancy that no good ideas upon that campaign will be mentioned at any time that did not receive their share of consideration by General Lee.
I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I will die happy.
There was no indication of panic. The broken files marched back in steady step. The effort was nobly made and failed from the blows that could not be fended.
I cannot help but think that great results would have been obtained had my views been thought better of; yet I am much inclined to accept the present condition as for the best.