Who Said That?

Each statement below in quotations was either written or spoken by someone associated with Civil War history. Test your knowledge of these historical figures.

1. ____ "I treated you brutally last night. I ask your pardon. I was utterly tired out, badgered to death. I generally become about as savage as a wild cat by Saturday night, drained dry of the `milk of human kindness.'

A. William Tecumseh Sherman
B. Joseph T. Hooker
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. Robert E. Lee

2. ___ "I have now come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying; and for this reason; I can never be satisfied with any one who would be block-head enough to have me."

A. John Hunt Morgan
B. Ulysses S. Grant
C. Jefferson Davis
D. Abraham Lincoln

3. ____ ". . . O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells; Rise up for you the flag is flung . . ."

A. Julia Ward Howe
B. Harriet Beecher Stowe
C. Walt Whitman
D. Ambrose Bierce

4. ____ ". . . if at the end I shall have lost every other friend on earth I shall at least have one friend remaining and that one shall be down inside of me."

A. Abraham Lincoln
B. John Bell Hood
C. George McClellan
D. William Tecumseh Sherman

5. ____ ". . . always remembering that no one ever yet succeeded in plans of life laid by others, but prosperity attends those who enter with determination upon that path which their own impulses lead them."

A. Edwin Stanton
B. George F. Cram
C. Ulysses S. Grant
D. William Starke Rosecrans

6. ____ "If hell is [not] any worse than this , it has no terror for me."

A. John Wilkes Booth
B. Abraham Lincoln
C. William Tecumseh Sherman
D. Jefferson Davis

 


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