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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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1-17-1863
1/17/2024 9:14:55 AM
From the Raleigh Register. Raleigh N.C January 17, 1863.


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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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1-17-1863
1/17/2024 11:32:14 AM
“ One more such victory and we are ruined. “

How remarkable !

That was the very legendary expression that Grant used when Lincoln alluded to Stones River in an informal conversation with Grant and Sherman a year after the battle.

The quote is supposedly attributable to King Pyrrhus, hence the phrase “ Pyrrhic Victory “.

Regards, Phil
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