Quote of the Day April 7 2012

First Minnesota Infantry most advanced position looking out of the West Woods

“If the horrors of war cannot be seen on this battlefield they cant be seen any where.  The Rebbles fought well-I will give them credit for that.”  Charley Goddard, September 19 1862. From The Last Full Measure The Life and Death of the First Minnesota Volunteers by Richard Moe.  New York:  Avon Books, 1993 page 190.  Originally from Charles Goddard, letter to mother, Sep 19 1862 Orrin F. Smith and Family Papers. Minnesota Historical Society.

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