Stan’s Corner, Thursday, October 13

I am reading the biography of Ulysses S. Grant and found this interesting incident when he was a General in the Civil War.  He came upon two wounded men lying next to each other—one a Northerner and the other a Confederate.  Grant ordered stretchers to come and noticed that the stretcher bearers, picking up the Union officer, seemed inclined to ignore the Confederate.  “Take this Confederate, too, “ he ordered.  “Take them both together; the war is over between them.”  In this comment, we see how Grant was aware of the deeper bond of suffering between these two soldiers that transcended the differences between Northerners and Southerners.