Quotation by M. E. W. Sherwood

We went on, feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the soldier, binding up his wounds, harboring the stranger, visiting the sick, ministering to the prisoner, and burying the dead, until that blessed day at Appomattox Court House relieved the strain.
M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 5 (1897).

Recalling the Civil War, which ended on April 9, 1865, with Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
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