Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Great Shelby Foote line depicting the Battle of Antietam
"It came in gray, with a pearly mist that shrouded the fields and woodlands, and it came with a crash of musketry, backed by the deeper roar of cannonfire that mounted in volume and intensity until it was continuous, jarring the earth beneath the feet of the attackers and defenders."
Wow! What a picture those word portray. I can just see Joseph Hookers men marching towards the cornfield and both sides exchanging musket and cannon fire. This quote is something that I want to be a part of my blog. Great stuff.
Foote, Shelby. The Civil War, a Narrative. Volume 1., New York: Random House, 1958 pg. 688.