American Realism 1850-1900. Lit Book Pg. 410. The Civil War (1861-1865): April 1861: Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, opening shots of Civil War Deadliest conflict in American history (more American lives lost than in all other wars– combined)
Lit Book Pg. 410
A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!"
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”
- Stephen Crane