Tuesday, January 24, 2017

First Paragraph

The month of April, 1863, marked in the pages of history the midway point of the Civil War in the United States, but to the people of the North and the South living at that time it had a different meaning. It signified for them the opening of another season when the thunder of battle would once more roll across the land and the casualty lists stretch out endlessly. They could not know how much longer the war would last, but by 1863 they felt it had been with them forever and might go on forever.

- From The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command by Edwin B. Coddington

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