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This extraordinary war in which we are engaged falls heavily upon all classes of people, but the most heavily upon the soldier. For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life; and while all contribute of their substance the soldier puts his life at stake, and often yields it up in his countrys cause. The highest merit, then, is due to the soldier.Lincoln, Abraham
Source: President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, remarks at closing of sanitary fair, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1864.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 7, pp. 25354 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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