Though I have seen it a number of times, some argue that Ulysses S. Grant never made the following statement:
"The sole object of this war is to restore the union. Should I become convinced it has any other object, or that the Government designs using its soldiers to execute the wishes of the Abolitionists, I pledge you my honor as a man and a soldier I would resign my commission and carry my sword to the other side."
I carry on a lengthy running battle with a list of lawyers and other so-called intellectuals who have nothing but hatred for our heritage, and it gives me great pleasure when I hit them with such statements like this, but I’m made to look like a fool when what I pass along cannot be verified. So I would appreciate it very much if someone could give the exact source of this quote.