I knew it was just a matter of time before the good folks at the Southern Heritage Preservation Group got around to commenting on my new book on the battle of the Crater. They don’t disappoint.
Now you would think that the confidence with which Gary Adams asserts that the quote in question is not included in my book would be based on having read said book. These boys obviously are not playing with a full deck. On page 24 of my book not only will you find the Kilmer quote, but you will find two additional references, one which confirms Kilmer and another which references white Union soldiers firing on their black comrades. In addition, there are numerous references to both black soldiers and Confederates shouting “No Quarter” as well as an analysis of its significance. As Brooks Simpson likes to point out, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. What a bunch of knuckleheads.