1864; General Philip Sheridan to Grant on the extent of the devastation he left in Virginia.
1864; General Ulysses S. Grant's personal motto.
1864; General Grant in a letter after suffering 18,000 casualties at the Spotsylvania Courthouse; Grant, however failed at Cold Harbor and Petersburg during the summer, resulting in a 9-month struggle to end the war.
1864; President Lincoln on the reason for his nomination, though he may not have been the best man in America.
1864; Description of the ship Alabama, referring to the role a supposedly neutral foreign power was playing in the war.
1864; Admiral David Glasgow Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay, after being warned the harbor had been mined.
1864; General William T. Sherman on his plans for attack.
1864; General William T. Sherman justifying his proposal to leave utter destruction in Georgia.
1864; Northern motto based on a similar call made my Cato (2nd century BC) against Carthage.
1864; Attributed to General Sherman during this period, though he could never remember saying it...however, much later (1879) he did say something similar.
1864; Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner; his next words repeated the sentiment by stating the converse of the statement.
1864; General William T. Sherman to President Abraham Lincoln.
1865; A directive from an order my General Sherman, later reiterated by Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens.
1865; From Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.
1865; Abraham Lincoln on his new Vice President.
1865; General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, silencing his troops as they began to cheer at the surrender of General Robert E. Lee.
1865; Frederick Douglass on the proposed 13th Amendment at the time being voted on by the states.
1865; Confederate General Benjamin Hill on General Robert E. Lee.
1865; Popular phrasing of the military theory expounded by Confederate cavalry leader Nathan Bedford Forrest.
1865; General William T. Sherman deathbed words on Nathan Bedford Forrest.
1865; Supposed words shouted by John Wilkes Booth on assassinating President Abraham Lincoln.
1865; Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton on President Lincoln's death.
1865; President Andrew Johnson on Mary Surratt, a boardinghouse owner, who became the first woman executed by the federal government.
1866; Title of 4 volume history of the Confederacy written by journalist Edward A. Pollard; had been a slogan popular in the South referring to what they considered their worthy fight against the North.
1866; President Andrew Johnson, speaking in retrospect of President Jefferson Davis.