Crossing the Rapidan (#18)

“There will be a point of impact, of invasion— where my back, just below the shoulders, will meet the ground first, thousands of pounds of force on my bones.”

A presidential essay about Ulysses S. Grant, originally published in Brevity. Prose columns in lines face off against each other, and the opening battle of the Overland Campaign–which would result, eventually, in the end of the Civil War–gets matched up with me falling over a low wall.