Question of the Week: 5/8-5/14/17

In your opinion, what are the most famous last words uttered during the Civil War?

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10 Responses to Question of the Week: 5/8-5/14/17

  1. Ed Cunningham says:

    “They could not hit a elephant from that distance.” Sedgwick

  2. Mark Hartshorne says:

    “let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees”

  3. fundrums says:

    “Strike the tent”

    – Michael Aubrecht

  4. Ryan Quint says:

    John Sedgwick by far.

  5. Sedgwick gets my vote.

  6. John Foskett says:

    Sedgwick’s a good one but let me add Lt. Col. Charles R. Mudge, executing an order that his 2d Massachusetts charge the Rebels’ position at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863 – “Well, it’s murder but it’s the order”.

  7. Sedgwick’, very sadly.

  8. Meg Groeling says:

    Elmer Ellsworth’s last words, as reported by journalist Edward “Ned” House, who was almost directly behind the colonel were, “Oh God!” Plain, simple, and probably the last words of many other Yanks and Rebels. I see it as sort of a prayer.

  9. Thomas R Place Sr. says:

    on soon Mothers day . ” Mother ,Mother “. So many unknown soldiers Blue and Gray who fought the war .yet lesser known.

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