Where is the glory?

“I feel like one who witnesses a bitter wrong; a monstrous injustice. Call it glorious to die a horrible death, surrounded by an awful butchery, a scanty burial by . . . [enemy] hands, and then total oblivion, name blotted out and forever forgotten – where is the glory?”

Captain James A. Sexton, 72 Illinois Infantry, after viewing the hideously mutilated dead in the earthworks ditch at Franklin.

– Quoted in Courage Under Fire, Wiley Sword (2007): 26.

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