|Fortunately, most wars end in the surrender of one armed
force to another, as seen in the dismal laying down of arms
by the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865.
|The Battle of Nashville, 1907, Howard Pyle
"Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action…” --Aristotle
|Hold at All Costs, Dale Gallon
|Even when you win you lose.
|Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. Artists depicting the historic event couldn't even agree on a carpet pattern.
|Harry Davis capturing the battle
flag of the Thirtieth Louisiana
Regiment at the Battle of Ezra
|The Aftermath at Bloody Lane, 1862, James Hope. Only when the hell of war creeps into the living room is there hope in avoiding such horrors.
|Stonewall Jackson, 1911, N.C. Wyeth