“…but Wendell could not forget. Dead men sprawled among the corn, naked, stripped of trousers and boots, eyes staring, limbs flung out in awful abandon. For these boots and trousers the Rebels had fought like tigers. If the North fought for ‘victory,’ for ‘Union,’ ‘freedom,’ the South fought for shoes to put on its bleeding feet, pants for its legs, and fought no less bravely…. They [the Rebels] were not cowards.”
Yankee from Olympus. Catherine Drinker Bowen, p. 163.