Saturday, July 23, 2011

150 Years Ago: Quote of the Day

"Witnessed for the first time a military funeral. As that march came wailing up, they say Mrs. Bartow fainted. The empty saddle and the led war-horse —we saw and heard it all, and now it seems we are never out of the sound of the Dead March in Saul. It comes and it comes, until I feel inclined to close my ears and scream." 

-- Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary from Dixie

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