Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Keeping us out of Richmond

President Abraham Lincoln once asked General Winfield Scott this question: “Why is it that you were once able to take Mexico City in three months with five thousand men, and we have been unable to take Richmond with one hundred thousand men?”

“I will tell you,” said General Scott. “The men who took us into Mexico City are the same men who are keeping us out of Richmond.” -- Confederate Veteran Magazine, September 1913, page 471.

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