Civil War: On Memorial Day the Memory Is Alive & Vital

IN the quiet winds of Memorial Day, epic voices echo from the grassy graves of the Civil War—Stonewall Jackson, vibrant and vital, writing his wife about his glory at First Bull Run: "God made my brigade more instrumental than any other in repulsing the main attack"; Ulysses Grant, daring, dazzling, slashing through the sleet against Fort Donelson without benefit of orders: 'Wo terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works"; Robert E. Lee, the superb exemplar, bareheaded astride Traveller at Spotsylvania, held...