Thomas E. G. Ransom
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Quotes about Ransom
- Ordinarily, he is of a quiet, modest disposition; but when in battle he becomes tiger like, fearing nothing and becoming terrible in action.
- Freeport (Illinois) Journal. May 4, 1864.
- [A soldier with] a record never surpassed, and hardly equaled in the history of this or any other war.
- Chicago Tribune. June 6, 1863.
- Men who thought a company was quite enough for them to command properly at the beginning (of the Siege of Vicksburg), would have made good regimental or brigade commanders; most of the brigade commanders were equal to the command of a division, and one, Ransom, would have been equal to the command of a corps at least.
- General U. S. Grant. Memoirs.
- Wounds are nothing new to this gallant officer, who bears ugly scars about his person, the tokens of Rebel attentions.
- William Osman, editor of the Ottawa (Illinois) Free Trader. May 21, 1864.