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I have an original copy of the book ,my Great great grandfather helped in the writing I've been told there are only 5 known originals left .My G G grandfather entered new info in margins (DOD) mostly til he died in the late 19teens
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Page 325 - It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us ; that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to the cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion ; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain ; that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Page 325 - ... that we here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that the government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Page 265 - We have now ended the sixth day of very hard fighting. The result to this time is much in our favor, but our losses have been heavy, as well as those of the enemy.
Page 255 - ... out of the question, and only Indian tactics told. The troops could only receive direction by a point of the compass ; for not only were the lines of battle entirely hidden from the sight of the commander, but no officer could see ten files on each side of him. Artillery was wholly ruled out of use ; the massive concentration of three hundred guns stood silent, and only an occasional piece or section could be brought into play in the road-sides.
Page 269 - We shall soon receive reinforcements, which he cannot expect. Let us determine to continue vigorously the work so well begun, and under God's blessing in a short time the object of our labors will be accomplished.
Page 266 - We have now ended the sixth day of very heavy fighting. The result, to this time, is much in our favor. Our losses have been heavy, as well as those of the enemy. I think the loss of the enemy must be greater. We have taken over five thousand prisoners by battle, while he has taken from us but few, except stragglers. I PROPOSE TO FIGHT IT OUT ON THIS LINE IF IT TAKES ALL SUMMER.
Page 60 - The retirement of the enemy, and the occupation of the abandoned positions which necessarily followed, presented an opportunity for the troops to gain some experience on the march and bivouac, preparatory to the campaign, and to get rid of the superfluous baggage and other "impedimenta," which accumulate so easily around an army encamped for a long time in one locality.
Page 336 - As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away : So he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. He shall return no more to his house, • Neither shall his place know him any more.
Page 286 - General Meade sent instructions to each corps- commander to renew the attack without reference to the troops on his right or left. The order was issued through these officers to their subordinate commanders, and from them descended through the wonted channels ; but no man stirred, and the immobile lines pronounced a verdict, silent, yet emphatic, against further slaughter.
Military Records of the Massachusetts Volunteers