Saturday, September 29, 2012
THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH OF THEM...THAT IS ALL.
"One thing they (Confederate Soldiers) had in common, a belief in Southern rights. That one of those rights involved the dark institution of chattel slavery is not pertinent because few of them owned slaves or hoped to own them.
That tariff and free trade entered into it is not pertinent, either: These were pastorals, and their economics were bounded by their fields and woodlots
Those men believed in something. They counted life a light thing to lay down in the faith they bore. They were terrible in battle. They were generous in victory.
They rose up from defeat to fight again, and while they lived they were formidable. There were not enough of them. That is all." John W. Thomason Jr. Lt. Col. USMC
Photo: Pvt. Hugh Lawson Duncan, 39th GA, Cumming’s Brigade, Stevenson’s Division
Duncan is listed as being from Walker County, GA at the time of his enlistment, March 4, 1862.