Sunday, April 18, 2010

Important Facts

The following facts in connection with the present war are worth bearing in mind:

1. That no rebel soldier has yet planted a foot on the soil of the free States, except as a prisoner of war.

2. That the Union troops have always been victorious in the open field, their reverses being invariably caused by indiscreet and unskillful attacks on strongly fortified positions.

3. That since the fall of Sumter the rebels have never taken a fort or strongly fortified position, while they have been compelled to vacate and surrender places of immense strength.

Our foreign critics, who are so sure the Southerners are better and braver soldiers than the Union troops, would do well to bear these facts in mind. – N. Y. World.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, April 14, 1862, p. 2

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