I know that I shall have the application necessary to succeed. I hope that I have the capacity. At least I am determined to try, and I wish you to help me to do this.
I see from the number of physicians that you think my condition dangerous, but I thank God, if it is His will, that I am ready to go. … It is the Lord’s Day; my wish is fulfilled. … I have always desired to die on Sunday.
Never take counsel of your fears.
You may be whatever you resolve to be.
Through life let your personal object be the discharge of duty
Sacrifice your life rather than your word.
Let your conduct toward men have some uniformity.
That fellow looks as if he has come to stay.
Temperance: Eat not to fullness, drink not to elevation.
“Then, Sir, we will give them the bayonet!” – Stonewall Jackson’s reply to Colonel B.E Bee when he reported that the enemies were beating them back at the first battle of Bull Run, July 1861.
A meritorious young man… quite a smart youth in every respect for his age and opportunity… a youth… with many noble faculties of soul and great moral worth… a fit and proper person… a young man of industry and perseverance.
Sir! Men who desert their comrades in war deserve to be shot! And Officers who intrude for them deserve to be hung!
Press on, press on, men.
Madam, if your son were to come home and try to shirk duty, you ought to shut your door in his face and treat him as a renegade unworthy of your name or regard.
My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready, no matter when it may overtake me.
The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
I like liquor – its taste and its effects – and that is just the reason why I never drink it.
People who are anxious to bring on war don’t know what they are bargaining for; they don’t see all the horrors that must accompany such an event.
This army stays here until the last wounded man is removed. Before I leave them to the enemy, I will lose many more men.