Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged.
~ Abraham Lincoln, November 10, 1864
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Army of the Potomac Crosses Rapidan River, May 4, 1864
One man wrote in his diary that when they reached camp at a river,
“A guard was placed along the bank of the river to prevent our washing, for fear of creating a sand bar.”