Gen. Edwin Sumner, USA
was the senior man in the whole damned army but the papers had crucified
him after Antietam. “Cautious” they called him. Cautious
– of all things! He fumed at the very thought of it.
That damned New York Tribune ought to be burnt to the ground
with Horace Greeley in it! The papers had no idea how many
Rebels had been hiding in those damned woods and Sumner knew it first
damned hand. He had marched an entire division right into the
heart of ‘em and lost over 3,000 men in fifteen minutes! Cautious
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