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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7446
AUTHOR:Henry Howard Brownell (1820–1872)
QUOTATION:You might have deemed our long gun-deck
  Two hundred feet of hell. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:The River Fight.
 
Note 1.
Remark attributed to General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820–1891): War is hell. Henry van Dyke: On the St. Gaudens Statue of Sherman:—
  This is the soldier brave enough to tell
  The glory-dazzled world that “war is hell.” [back]
 

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