Question of the Week: 5/10-5/16/21

In your opinion, what were the most famous last words?

(Civil War era, of course)

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12 Responses to Question of the Week: 5/10-5/16/21

  1. Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead.

  2. nygiant1952 says:

    On this day, May10, the day Stonewall Jackson died, “Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

  3. John Pryor says:

    I go with Jackson’s also. His restless soul at peace.

  4. Mike Maxwell says:

    “They couldn’t hit an elephant at [this] distance” — John Sedgwick.

  5. Tim Kelly says:

    “She won’t think anything about it”. President Abraham Lincoln last words. The last words he hears was from Actor Harry Hawk before Booth assassinates him, “Well I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal, you SOCKDOLOGIZING old man-trap!” Maybe the most interesting/memorable word from the Civil War era.

  6. Katy Berman says:

    Hard to compete with Stonewall.

  7. steve32ndil says:

    “Tell my family I died with my front toward the enemy”.

  8. Douglas Pauly says:

    “June 3. Cold Harbor. I was killed”. (Anonymous Union soldier)

  9. Bert Dunkerly says:

    “Now he belongs to the ages.” Edwin Stanton at Lincoln’s side when he died

  10. Tony Robertson says:

    “C’mon, it’s just a handful of mounted infantry under some Yank named Wilder.”

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