Friday, April 02, 2021


The Simple Truth

William Pitt Fessenden (1806-1869), quoted in Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (1958; rpt. New York: Vintage Books, 1986), p. 524:
The simple truth is, there was never such a shambling half-and-half set of incapables collected in one government since the world began.

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