Monday, May 28, 2012

Some Principles Transcend Time and Place

In the Presidio, San Francisco, CA
photo taken summer, 2008

"In a house ... near our camp lives a woman with her daughter and two small sons. Her oldest is in the ... Army. She asked for a guard, and I went over with a corporal and a guard to investigate. They were very much alarmed and said they were afraid of our men. I left the guard. This is a sample of what we are doing ... . The men are fighting against their country, and we are guarding their families and even feeding them. But humanity demands this much."

All For the Union: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes

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