"Oh, no, mix them up. I am tired of state's rights."
-Maj. Gen. George Thomas in response to the question of whether to bury the Confederate dead according to state.
"I never see one of Jackson's couriers approach without expecting an order to assault the North Pole."
-Maj. Gen. Richard Ewell
Brigadier General John D. Kennedy, C.S.A., was hit by a minié ball at First Bull Run. Having duly recorded the injury in his journal, he decided to keep score. Severely wounded at Gettysburg, he was sent South to recover. Fighting under Johnston in the Carolina campaign, he received his third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth wounds. In addition, he wrote, "On fifteen separate occasions I was hit by spent balls."
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
...The money order system was developed primarily to provide a safe means for Union soldiers and their families to exchange money through the mail?