Quotation by Rutherford Birchard Hayes

[Gen. William S.] "Rosecrans [at Chicamauga] has been badly beaten!"... How these blows strike my heart!... I suffer from these blows more than I did from the loss of my sweet little boy. But I suffer less now than I did from Bull Run, or even Fredericksburg.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. II, p. 436, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (September 21, 1863).
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