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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
fifty wounded, and that his superior artillery broke the masses of the effeminate foe, we see how ridiculous it is to compare such exploits to the great movements of the Confederate war, and how ridiculous it would be to rank their heroes as military commanders with the leaders of such armies as those of Lee, Grant, Early, or Sheridan. What matters it to the wolves how many the sheep be? And how can a romp of the wolves among the cattle be compared to the combats of lions? Would you say Havelock? Christian gentleman, gallant officer, true hero, I admit, but only a little Clive, a brigadier general who fought the same manner of men and overlaid them with superiority of every kind. Would you say Charles George Gordon, Chinese Gordon, as they call him, who was only a captain of engineers in the Crimean War, and who, while we were fighting in the Confederacy, was helping the Emperor of China to suppress the Taiping rebellion, and who was finally killed in the Soudan by a handful of A