With his back to the field and his feet to the foe,

“As victor exult, or in death be laid low,

With his back to the field and his feet to the foe,

And leaving in battle no blot on his name,

Look proudly to heaven fron the death-bed of fame.”

– Uttered by a Massachussets orator
Cited in Soldiers Ble and Gray, Robertson: pp. 7-8

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