The Battle

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Henry Ward Beecher was a tireless campaigner for the Northern cause who traveled to England during the Civil War. While addressing a large crowd in Manchester, he was heckled.

"Why didn't you whip the Confederates in sixty days as you said you would?"

Beecher hesitated only briefly then gave his response:

"Because we found we had Americans to fight this time, not Englishmen," said he.