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Quotes From, and About, War

People who are anxious to bring on war don't know what they are bargaining for; they don't see all the horrors that must accompany such an event. --Stonewall Jackson.

Shoot the brave officers, and the cowards will run away and take the men with them. -- Stonewall Jackson.

There is no sacrifice that I am not ready to make for the preservation of the Union save that of honor. -- Robert E. Lee

If you surrender, you shall be treated as prisoners of war, but if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter. -- Nathan Bedford Forrest

Apparent failure often proves a blessing. -- Robert E. Lee

Civil war, such as you have just passed through, naturally engenders feelings of animosity, hatred and revenge. It is our duty to divest ourselves of all such feelings, and, so far as it is in our power to do so, to cultivate feelings toward those with whom we have so long contested, and heretofore so widely but honestly differed. Whatever your responsibilities may be to government, to society or to individuals, meet them like men. -Nathan Bedford Forrest

I believe it to be the duty of everyone to unite in the restoration of the country and the reestablishment of peace and harmony. -- Robert E. Lee

I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.  --Patton (the movie- he expressed the sentiment in real life, but I don't have it to hand)