Thomas Hindman- The Lion of the South

“Dapper, jaunty, dandified, addicted to patent-leather boots, and rose-colored kidskin gloves, frilled shirt fronts and a rattan cane, perhaps by way of compensation for his Napoleonic five feet two of height, he was accustomed to getting what he wanted, whether it was a fine brick house, a seat in Congress, or a wife whose father had sought to keep her from him by locking her away in a convent: all of which he had won, despite the odds, by extending his credit, demolishing opponents from the stump and scaling the convent wall.”- Shelby Foote’s “The Civil War”


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