Oct 12, 2018 - Memorials to the Past, Southern Heroism, Uncategorized Comments Off on Recognizing Valor
“It is not the battle itself which is being celebrated, but the heroism of the men who took part in it. The battle itself was an abominable thing . . . In all its crimson horror . . . Not a thing to celebrate . . .
At Gettysburg thousands died in utmost agony . . . Good and gentle women were widowed and the happiness of homes was destroyed . . . We are not celebrating the battle . . . but the valor of the men who faced, without flinching, a thing that was infernal.”
(Charleston News & Courier editorial, July 4, 1913.)