New York City Draft Riots, 1863 

New York City Draft Riots, 1863 

Antietam, 1862

Antietam, 1862

Gettysburg, 1863

Gettysburg, 1863

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman

It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it.
General Robert E. Lee

General Robert E. Lee

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came …. Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.