Collateral damage: War is hell

“There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.” – Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, from an address to the graduating class of the Michigan Military Academy, June 19, 1879, known as his “War is hell” speech (Wikipedia entry on Sherman).

(Query: Does anyone have an electronic link to the full text of Sherman’s address that day? Or, do you know where it might be found, even in hard copy?)

Jeff Danziger’s cartoons in The Christian Science Monitor kept me buying that paper for a while. I don’t know who carries his work now, but it’s still good, vital cartooning. I saw the caption to one of his cartoons as a signature line in an e-mail post, and just the caption caused me to pause and pray for an end to war. The whole cartoon is below the fold.

(Original here)

Tip of the scrub brush to Rev. Darrel Manson.

4 Responses to Collateral damage: War is hell

  1. […] a deeper context, and a Jeff Danziger cartoon that will make you stand up and think, see the original post of this quote. Explore posts in the same categories: Author query, Good Quotes, Famous quotes, War, […]


  2. Darrel Manson says:

    Here is another version (which actually says, “war is hell”), apparently from another speech.


  3. Darrel Manson says:

    I get Danzinger’s stuff by e-mail everyday from


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