Feb. 22, 1931: A Swiss soldier of the Fifth Mountain Regiment on skis, in winter training at Villars in the Alps. According to Wikipedia, a number of nations continue to train in skiing and winter warfare, including Switzerland’s Third Mountain Army Corps. Photo: The New York Times
“Such is the rule of our warfare: We advance by yielding; we rise by
falling; we conquer by suffering; we persuade by silence; we become rich
by bountifulness; we inherit the earth through meekness; we gain
comfort through mourning; we earn glory by penitence and prayer. Heaven
and earth shall sooner fall than this rule be reversed; it is the law of
Christ’s kingdom, and nothing can reverse it but sin.“
Built in Glasgow in 1861 as a merchantman named Fingal, she was bought by the Confederacy and after running the Union blockade was outfitted as an ironclad. Subsequently in 1863 the Atlanta was captured by the Union and re-armed as the USS Atlanta.