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Examples of Might-have-been
We remembered there was still a week, and resolved to keep a sharp lookout that no time was wasted; an idle resolution, for the workmen were as anxious to get through as we were to have them.
Faithful industry and attention we may demand, haste we have no right to ask.
General Longstreet had of all arms fifteen thousand men, including teamsters, guards, medical and ambulance corps.
The movement of Longstreet to East Tennessee and Hood through Middle Tennessee was but the commencement of a series of blunders on the part of our war department that culminated eventually in the South's downfall.
He could have kissed her hair, so close were the heaped-up fair curls to his mouth; he could have whispered to her, and nobody would hear: he could have told her something at any rate, of that love which had filled his heart since all time, not months or years since he had known her, but since all time filling every minute of his life.
But he did not kiss her, nor did he speak: because though he was quite sure that she would understand, he was equally sure that she could not respond.