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 Posted: Thu May 10th, 2007 07:59 am
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Up late thumbing thru books, ran into this old gem in Walsh's "Damage Them All You Can":

Acid-tongued Jubal Early, still only a brigadier though commanding Ewell's division, would once scandalize a congregation hearing a sermon on the Resurrection.

"What would be your feelings on that day?"  the preacher fervently asked.  "What would be your feelings at seeing those gallant ones who have given up their lives for their beloved country, rising in their thousands and marching in solemn procession?"

Early could not contain himself. "I would conscript every damned one of them!" he growled from his pew.

 

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