Self-tutoring about the Civil War: the tutor mentions a quote never far from his mind.
I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a course which I felt myself unwilling to pursue.
General Nathan Bedford Forrest
Nearly 25 years ago, I read the trilogy The Civil War by Shelby Foote. That war was immense, and changed the world in ways not commonly known.
General Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Southerner (Confederate), of course, and remains a controversial figure. Yet, his sentiment above tells engagement that, as a parent, I try to reach.
Forrest was wounded four times in the war.
Foote, Shelby. The Civil War. New York: Random House, 1958.Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.