From Bull Run to Appomattox: A Boy's View (Google eBook)

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Press of Fleet-McGinley Company, 1908 - United States - 219 pages
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Page 57 - McLaws, and with the main body of the cavalry will cover the route of the army and bring up all stragglers that may have been left behind. The commands of Generals Jackson, McLaws and Walker, after accomplishing the objects for which they have been detached, will join the main body of the army at Boonsborough or Hagerstown. Each regiment on the march will habitually carry its axes in the regimental ordnance wagons, for use of the men at their encampments, to procure wood, etc.
Page 56 - Sbarpsburg, cross the Potomac at the most convenient point, and, by Friday night, take possession of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, capture such of the enemy as may be at Martinsburg, and intercept such as may attempt to escape from Harper's Ferry.
Page 114 - Tennesseean set His breast against the bayonet! In vain Virginia charged and raged, A tigress in her wrath uncaged, Till all the hill was red and wet!
Page 56 - RH Anderson, will follow General Longstreet; on reaching Middletown, he will take the route to Harper's Ferry, and, by Friday morning, possess himself of the Maryland heights, and endeavor to capture the enemy at Harper's Ferry and vicinity. " General Walker, with his division, after accomplishing the object in which he is now engaged, will cross the Potomac at Cheek's ford, ascend its right bank to Lovettsville, take possession of...
Page 56 - Loudoun Heights, if practicable by Friday morning, Key's Ford on his left and the road between the end of the mountain and the Potomac on his right He will, as far as practicable, cooperate with General McLaws and General Jackson in intercepting the retreat of the enemy. General DH Hill's division will form the rearguard of the army, pursuing the road taken by the main body. The reserve artillery, ordnance, supply trains, etc., will precede General Hill.
Page 57 - Longstreet, Jackson and McLaws, and with the main body of the cavalry will cover the route of the army, and bring up all stragglers that may have been left behind. "The commands of Generals Jackson, MeLaws and Walker, after accomplishing the objects for which they have been detached, will join the main body of the army at Boonsboro* or Hagerstown.
Page 38 - You have called us, and we're coming, by Richmond's bloody tide To lay us down, for Freedom's sake, our brothers' bones beside, Or from foul treason's savage grasp to wrench the murderous blade, And in the face of foreign foes its fragments to parade. Six hundred thousand loyal men and true have gone before: We are coming, Father Abraham, three hundred thousand more!
Page 219 - The good black horse came riderless home. Flecked with blood-drops as well as foam; See yonder hillock where dead leaves fall; The good black horse pined to death that's all. All? O God! it is all I can speak; Question me not I am old and weak; His sabre and saddle hang on the wall; And his horse pined to death I have told you all.
Page 83 - ... it on all her banners, and make it the rallying cry of all her armies. General Jackson now complained of faintness, and was again placed upon the litter; and, after some difficulty, men were obtained to bear him. To avoid the enemy's fire, which was again sweeping the road, they made their way through the tangled brushwood, almost tearing his clothing from him, and lacerating his face, in their hurried progress. The foot of one of the men bearing his head was here entangled in a vine, and he...
Page 80 - ... and yielded their arms without resistance. Lieutenant Morrison, suspecting from their approach that the Federalists must be near at hand, stepped out into the road to examine ; and by the light of the moon saw a field-piece pointed toward him, apparently not more than a hundred yards distant. Indeed it was so near that the orders given by the officers to the cannoneers could be distinctly heard. Returning hurriedly, he announced that the enemy were planting artillery in the road, and that the...

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