Battles and Sketches of the Army of Tennessee (Google eBook)

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Missouri Printing & Publishing Company, 1906 - Confederate States of America - 662 pages
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Page 410 - Tis morn, but scarce yon level sun Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun, Where furious Frank and fiery Hun Shout in their sulphurous canopy. The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory, or the grave ! Wave, Munich ! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry.
Page 652 - To protect the weak, the innocent, and the defenseless, from the indignities, wrongs, and outrages of the lawless, the violent, and the brutal...
Page 484 - Behold, we live through all things famine, thirst. Bereavement, pain, all grief and misery, All woe and sorrow ; life inflicts its worst On soul and body but we cannot die, Though we be sick, and tired, and faint, and worn ; Lo ! all things can be borne.
Page 214 - By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard, Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers, Armed in proof, and led by shallow Richmond.
Page 378 - McPherson the night before had gained a high hill to the south and east of the railroad, where the Seventeenth corps had, after a severe fight, driven the enemy and it gave him a most commanding position within easy view of the very heart of the city. He had thrown out working parties to it and was making preparations to occupy it in strength with batteries. The Sixteenth corps...
Page 407 - Hold the fort, for I am coming," Jesus signals still ; Wave the answer back to heaven,
Page 89 - Bragg, and directed our troops to sleep on their arms in such positions in advance and rear as corps commanders should determine, hoping, from news received by a special dispatch, that delays had been encountered by General Buell in his march from Columbia, and that his main force, therefore, could not reach the field of battle in time to save General Grant's shattered fugitive forces from capture or destruction on the following day.
Page 257 - But our veterans had so often encountered similar hosts, when the strength of position was against us, and with perfect success, that not a doubt crossed my mind. " As yet I am not fully informed as to the commands which first fled, and brought this great disaster and disgrace upon our arms. Investigation will bring out the truth, however, and full justice shall be done to the good and the bad.
Page 660 - Sherman took his seat in the United States Senate, to which he had been elected by the Ohio Legislature.
Page 314 - I see the dagger-crest of Mar, I see the Moray's silver star, Wave o'er the cloud of Saxon war, That up the lake comes winding far ! To hero bound for battle-strife, Or bard of martial lay, 'Twere worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their array ! XVI.

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