Quote of the Day May 4, 2012

John Pope

“We looked forward with keen delight to see this inflated gas bag punctured by the keen rapier of our great commander.” W.W. Blackford of the Confederate Army anticipates the defeat of John Pope by Robert E. Lee. From The Perfect Lion The Life and Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham by Jerry Maxwell. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2011 page 109. Originally from War Years with Jeb Stuart by W. W.  Blackford, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1945 page 96

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