In your opinion, what were the most famous last words?
(Civil War era, of course)
Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead.
On this day, May10, the day Stonewall Jackson died, “Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”
I go with Jackson’s also. His restless soul at peace.
“They couldn’t hit an elephant at [this] distance” — John Sedgwick.
hard to beat this one.
“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.
Hard to compete with Stonewall.
“Tell my family I died with my front toward the enemy”.
“June 3. Cold Harbor. I was killed”. (Anonymous Union soldier)
“Now he belongs to the ages.” Edwin Stanton at Lincoln’s side when he died
“C’mon, it’s just a handful of mounted infantry under some Yank named Wilder.”
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