The "Ulster Guard" (20th N. Y. State Militia) and the War of the Rebellion: Embracing a History of the Early Organization of the Regiments Its Three Months Service...complete Roster, Etc ...its Reorganization and Subsequent Services... Together with a Brief Treatise Upon the Origin and Growth of Secession,; the Militis System, and the Dependence of the Federal Government Upon it in the Beginning of the War; with a Critical History of the First Batle of Bull Run; Campaign of Gen. Pope; McClellan's Maryland Campaign; Battle of Frederickburg: Hooker's Chancellorsville Campaign: Gettysburg Campaign; and a Glance at the Campaign from the Rapidan to Appomattaz Court House (Google eBook)

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B. H. Tyrrel, printer, 1879 - New York (State) - 619 pages
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Page 163 - Far away in the cot on the mountain. His musket falls slack; his face, dark and grim, Grows gentle with memories tender, As he mutters a prayer for the children asleep, For their mother may Heaven defend her!
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