This march was through a low, flat country, heavily timbered with pine trees, on which could be seen the marks of where the water had been fifteen feet high.
On this march the killing of our men by citizens or "bushwhackers," became so common that the general in command, issued an order, that if we found any more of our men killed, we should take a prisoner and shoot him in retaliation.
As the bronzed and proud veterans marched up Pennsylvania Avenue, the heavens resounded with the acclamations of the multitude, and the air was filled with boquets of flowers that were rained on the noble leaders.
After that march, "we thought it was so big and so good and there were so many of us that it was all it would take for the members of Congress to act," she said.
But there is off-the-record grumbling that her march promotes an uncompromising approach to abortion politics that some major anti-abortion lobbies do not share.
The March for Life calls for a constitutional amendment to ban all abortions, but groups such as the National Right to Life Committee have put an amendment on the back burner and accept limited exceptions, particularly to save the mother's life.
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