Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
06/16/1863 I do not think the raid into Pennsylvania amounts to anything at all. Topics: Civil War
07/07/1863 How long ago is it? – eighty odd years – since on the Fourth of July for the first time in the History of the world a nation by its representatives, assembled and declared as a self-evident truth that 'all men are created equal.' Topics: History, America
07/08/1863 Slow-moving Union forces will, in my unprofessional opinion, be quite as likely to capture the Man-in-the-Moon, as any part of Lee's Army. Topics: Civil War
07/14/1863 I do not believe you appreciate the magnitude of the misfortune involved in Lee’s escape. … Your golden opportunity is gone, and I am distressed immeasurably because of it. Topics: Civil War
07/21/1863 Gen. Meade and his noble army had expended all the skill, and toil, and blood, up to the ripe harvest, and then let the crop go to waste. Topics: Civil War
07/21/1863 A few days having passed, I am now profoundly grateful for what was done, without criticism for what was not done. Gen. Meade has my confidence as a brave and skillful officer, and a true man. Topics: Civil War
07/21/1863 I was deeply mortified by the escape of Lee across the Potomac, because the substantial destruction of his army would have ended the war, and because I believed, such destruction was perfectly easy. Topics: Civil War
07/27/1863 General Grant is a copious worker, and fighter, but a very meager writer, or telegrapher. Topics: Civil War
07/30/1863 To sell or enslave any captured person, on account of his color, and for no offense against the Laws of war, is a relapse into barbarism. Topics: Slavery, Civil War
07/30/1863 It is the duty of every Government to give protection to its citizens, of whatever class, color or condition, and especially to those who are duly organized as soldiers in the public service. Topics: Freedom, Slavery, Civil War

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