The Last Full Measure Quotes.

1. "world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion …"
- Jeff Shaara, The Last Full Measure

2. "Richmond serves one purpose. Lee must defend it. If we threaten the city, he will have to confront us. Lee will soon learn … we are not going away. If the newspapers and all those people in Washington must hear that, fine, I will write it down, send a letter to Stanton. You can deliver it yourself, read it to him, to all of them, make them understand what we are going to do. If it takes all summer … if it takes all year … it is only a matter of time before General Lee must face the consequences."
- Jeff Shaara, The Last Full Measure

3. "The word began to filter down the lines, and the grumbling stopped, there was something new about this march, something these men had never been a part of before. If the fight in the Wilderness had not gone their way—the most optimistic called it a draw—they were not doing what this army had always done before, they were not going back above the river. If they had never said much about Grant, had never thought him any different from the ones who had come before, if they had become so used to the steady parade of failure, this time there was a difference. Some wanted to cheer, but were hushed by nervous officers. So along the dusty roads hats went up and muskets were held high, a silent salute to this new commander. This time, they were marching south."
- Jeff Shaara, The Last Full Measure

5. "Colonel, General Sheridan will be big enough for all of us before this is through."
- Jeff Shaara, The Last Full Measure

6. "Meade looked at Grant, and Grant turned, moved toward his tent, said quietly, General, a moment, if you please …"
- Jeff Shaara, The Last Full Measure

7. "I’m not concerned about General Burnside right now. I’m much more concerned with how far Lee will let us go before he does something."
- Jeff Shaara, The Last Full Measure

8. "he is appointed Lieutenant Colonel, second-in-command of the Twentieth Maine Regiment of Volunteers."
- Jeff Shaara, The Last Full Measure

9. "Burnside was in the best position on the field, could have moved at any time toward a weak defense, a defense that was weaker still"
- Jeff Shaara, The Last Full Measure

10. "Vegetables were almost nonexistent, and what passed for meat was either rancid or pure fat. The men were surviving on crackers and moldy flour. Lee was beginning to understand what this meant to the fighting strength of the army."
- Jeff Shaara, The Last Full Measure

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