Quote of the Day March 8, 2012

“If General Richardson could only ride on horseback decently he would be one of the finest looking soldiers I ever saw…the General goes jolting along like some clumsy old farmer.”  Charles B. Haydon describes General Israel B. Richardson’s riding ability.  Found in Until Antietam The Life and Letters of Major General Israel B. Richardson, U.S. Army by Jack Mason.  Carbondale IL:  Southern Illinois Press, 2009, page 20. Originally from For Country, Cause and Leader The Civil War Journal of Charles B. Haydon edited by Stephen Sears. New York:  Ticknor & Fields, 1993 page 151.


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