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Nichols and Noyes, 1866 - United States - 380 pages
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Mr. Dunn Browne's experiences in the Army: the Civil War letters of Samuel W. Fiske

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The missives of Civil War soldiers have been eagerly read by the general public and the serious scholar for over 130 years. These letters by Capt. Samuel Wheelock Fiske, a minister who served from ... Read full review

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this book is very intresting i love the last bit its really good get it its free

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Page 86 - Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of the least of these, ye did it not to me And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Page 285 - I am glad to be able to tell you that I am pleasantly disappointed in the behavior of these new recruits, taken as a whole.
Page 14 - That the Lord would bless the congregation assembled, and that portion of it which was on the way to church, and those who were at home getting ready to come, and that in his infinite patience he wouH grant the benediction to those who reached the house of God just in time for that.
Page 149 - We had men enough, well enough equipped, and well enough posted, to have devoured the ragged, imperfectly armed and equipped host of our enemies from off the face of the earth. Their artillery horses are poor, starved frames of beasts, tied on to their carriages and caissons with odds and ends of rope and strips of rawhide.
Page 46 - Some of our men tried to stop them, and a few of them, it must be confessed, joined in their flight. But in the main, for green troops, I think we behaved well, —the men firing with precision and deliberation, though some shut their eyes and fired up into the air.
Page 324 - We bare just dropped over, unceremoniously, to call upon Lee, and found him making so much fuss to receive us, over-doing the thing, in fact, that we wouldn't stop ; but retired in disgust. We don't want too much parade made on our account. When we found that he was cutting down all the trees in his front...
Page 149 - ... Lee and his officers, while it also contributed greatly to strengthen the moral power and prestige of the South. Indeed, this was fairly and honorably admitted by several of the Northern journals when commenting on the battle, and, in speaking of the defeat the Union forces had received, it was said, "We had men enough, well enough equipped, and well enough posted to have devoured the ragged, imperfectly armed and equipped host of our enemies from off the face of the earth.
Page 149 - Indians. The men are ill-dressed, ill-equipped and ill-provided, a set of ragamuffins that a man is ashamed to be seen among, even when he is a prisoner and can't help it. And yet they have beaten us fairly, beaten us all to pieces, beaten us so easily that we are objects of contempt even to their...
Page 38 - Linen gets dirty, washerwomen are scarce, clothing of every kind grows ragged, and, on the whole, dirt steadily and surely prevails, till a regiment of veterans appears to one uninitiated like a regiment of ragamuffins. Experience has already shown us, also, that a soldier's is sometimes a pretty hungry and thirsty life. For three days together, in our first week, we had nothing to eat but a few hard crackers, and once a morsel of cheese, and once a slice of ham apiece served round; and for one night...
Page 40 - A crop of soldiers kills out any other crop in the quickest possible time. Our orders against plundering are very strict, too, and guards generally placed over property. It seems to be impossible to keep an army from destroying everything through which it passes.

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