When Lincoln is shown visiting Richmond, Virginia after its occupation by the Union Army, he passes by the bodies of a number of dead Confederate soldiers lying in the streets, implying there had been a battle for the city. In fact, Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had abandoned the city without resistance and moved west before the Union forces arrived. See more
What're you rushing off for?
Well, if I don't hurry, sir, the war will be over before I have a chance to get into it.
The optimism of youth.
They can't last more than a few weeks, General. We outnumber them four to one. There's not a cannon factory in the whole South. And look what they're doing: Moving their capital from Alabama to Richmond! Now that's like a chess player sticking his king right in the center of the board. Why, we'll be matching through the streets of Richmond by the Fourth of...