What manner of men were these?

“It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it.” These were the sobering, profound and prophetic words of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. James Longstreet, as the two Confederate commanders surveyed the carnage before them on the heights overlooking Fredericksburg, Va., on the 13th of December, the year of our Lord 1862.

The bodies of thousands of blue-clad soldiers lay before Marye’s Heights, as a literal hail of bullets, shot and shell rained down upon the charging ranks, and still they came on, almost as if they were enacting an epic poem of old, penned by Homer writing of Troy in the “Iliad.”

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