"Adjutant, get your men together and prepare to advance."–private J.B. Harris, 34th Indiana
"General, the rebels are awful thick up there," replied the Adjutant.
"Damn, it! That's the place to kill them – where they are thick!" shouted the general.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
That's the place to kill them
During the Battle of Champion Hill, part of the Vicksburg campaign of 1863, Union general John "Black Jack" Logan found some of his men trying to withdraw from the field. Logan sought out the superior officer on the spot and said to him,