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1. "I went to my room one day and locked the door and got down upon my knees before Almighty God and prayed to Him mightily for victory at Gettysburg. I told Him that this war was His, and our cause His cause, that we could not stand another Fredericksburg or Chancellorsville. Then and there I made a solemn vow to Almighty God that if He would stand by our boys at Gettysburg, I would stand by Him, and He did stand by you boys, and I will stand by him. And after that, I don't know how it was, and I cannot explain it, soon a sweet comfort crept into my soul. The feeling came that God had taken the whole business into His own hands, and things would go right at Gettysburg, and that was why I had no fears about you."
Author: Abraham Lincoln
2. "Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.Shovel them under and let me work-- I am the grass; I cover all.And pile them high at GettysburgAnd pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.Shovel them under and let me work.Two years, ten years, and the passengers ask the conductor: What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass. Let me work."
Author: Carl Sandburg
3. "THE FIGHTING IN THE PEACH ORCHARD AT GETTYSBURGPROLOGUE"The same young men who crowded each other as they faced the recruiters' tables now crowded each other as they died."
Author: Charles Phillips
4. "So you're saying you do want to sleepwith me?""Given the fact that I just took my millionthcold shower since I've moved in here andI have to constantly recite the GettysburgAddress and The Bill of Rights in my headwhen I'm around you? Yeah, I'd say so.Why, you want me, too?"
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
5. "I remember working on movies like Gettysburg and feeling that Jeff Daniels was kind of a mentor."
Author: Donal Logue
6. "It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
7. "Willie didn't have a historian's respect for the victories at Guadalcanal, Stalingrad, and Midway. The stream of news as it burbled by his mind left only a confused impression that our side was a bit ahead in the game, but making painful slow work of it. He had often wondered in his boyhood what it must have been like to live in the stirring days of Gettysburg and Waterloo; now he knew, but he didn't know that he knew. This war seemed to him different from all the others: diffuse, slogging, and empty of drama."
Author: Herman Wouk
8. "Same difference," he said. "The South lost and the North won. Abraham Lincoln came and gave the Emancipation Proclamation.""The Gettysburg Address," Mrs. Anderson said. "The Emancipation Proclamation was delivered six months before the battle."He gave an exaggerated sigh. "Who's giving the report here?"She waved her hand. "Proceed then.""Like I said, the North won. The slaves were all freed. Hurrah, hurrah. The end."
Author: J.M. Darhower
9. "After my first coaching experience, the field looked more like Gettysburg than a normal defeat. But it wasn't that bad, as only about half my team lay dead, while the rest were merely dying."
Author: Jarod Kintz
10. "If you go to Gettysburg and take the time, maybe take a tour, maybe just drive around, read some of the monuments, read some of the plaques, you will come away changed."
Author: Jeff Shaara
11. "Near his foot was a map of Gettysburg, and he looked down at the ridges and grooves running across the land. It wasn't just the nation that the war had divided; it was families as well. Everyone had been fighting for what they thought was right, no matter who was on the opposite side of the line, whether it was your father or your brother or your son. It was about issues and causes and ideas, and what more could you ask of a person, Peter thought, than to risk all that they were for all they believed they could be?"
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
12. "I went to Gettysburg College, where the famous Civil War battle was fought. I majored in English. I would've liked to major in writing, but they didn't offer a major in that."
Author: Jerry Spinelli
13. "We entered Gettysburg in the afternoon, just in time to meet the enemy entering the town, and in good season to drive him back before his getting a foothold."
Author: John Buford
14. "Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg."
Author: Joshua Chamberlain
15. "Battles that involve oatmeal are just never going to end up being historic, you know?" Jake went on. "Gettysburg? No major oatmeal involvement. The Battle of Midway? Neither side used oatmeal. Desert Storm? No oatmeal."
Author: K.A. Applegate
16. "Until Gettysburg," she continued, "I was working for the wrong reasons. At first it was to prove myself worthy in someone's eyes. Later it was out of guilt, trying to find atonement in God's eyes. But atonement is free, never earned. And I've learned that the only person I need to please with my life is God."
Author: Lynn Austin
17. "I've been a soldier all my life. I've fought from the ranks on up, you know my service. But sir, I must tell you now, I believe this attack will fail. No 15,000 men ever made could take that ridge. It's a distance of more than a mile, over open ground. When the men come out of the trees, they will be under fire from Yankee artillery from all over the field. And those are Hancock's boys! And now, they have the stone wall like we did at Fredericksburg. - Lieutenant General James Longstreet to General Robert E. Lee after the initial Confederate victories on day one of the Battle of Gettysburg."
Author: Michael Shaara
18. "People of a television culture need "plain language" both aurally and visually, and will even go so far as to require it in some circumstances by law. The Gettysburg Address would probably have been largely incomprehensible to a 1985 audience."
Author: Neil Postman
19. "The people who visit the [Lincoln] memorial always look like an advertisement for democracy, so bizarrely, suspiciously diverse that one time I actually saw a man in a cowboy hat standing there reading the Gettysburg Address next to a Hasidic Jew. I wouldn't have been surprised if they had linked arms with a woman in a burka and a Masai warrior, to belt out ‘It's a Small World After All,' flanked by a chorus line of nuns and field-tripping, rainbow-skinned schoolchildren"
Author: Sarah Vowell

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