A Gallant Captain of the Civil War: Being the Record of the Extraordinary Adventures of Frederick Otto, Baron Von Fritsch, Comp. from His War Record in Washington and His Private Papers (Google eBook)

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F. T. Neely, 1902 - United States - 163 pages
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Page 151 - Alger was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States and of Fairbanks Post No.
Page 151 - Illinois to that of the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the Army and Navy Club of...
Page 114 - Besides her great beauty, the Princess was known for her remarkably free and easy manners, her determined ways and daring horsemanship, and of course other ladies considered her a mere adventuress; but in reality she was only a very shrewd woman, whose motto was the same as that of the Jesuits: "The end justifies the means." She was never vulgar, but blushed easily, and often showed that at heart she was a most respectable little woman. Naturally, she made use of her charms, and bestowed her favors...
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Page 114 - Felix Prince Salm-Salm had received a liberal education, and was one of the most high-toned and cavalier-like persons in Europe, but he was wonderfully extravagant. His generous private income as a Lieutenant in the Cavalry was soon squandered, and he contracted many debts. His wealthy brother paid these for him several times, but finally withdrew his assistance, and, pressed by creditors, the Prince was obliged to tender his resignation jnst when the war broke out in the States.
Page 97 - Sherman had been placed in command of the Military Division of the Mississippi.
Page 52 - I inquired for my own bedroom, and, on being conducted to it, laid myself down dressed upon the bed. So utterly worn out was I that my head had no sooner touched the pillow than I was fast asleep. How long I lay there I do not know, but when I woke it was to find Mr. AVetherell standing beside me, holding a letter in his hand. He was white as a sheet, and trembling in every limb. "Read this, Mr. Halteras,
Page 115 - Like all such men, he would have been a perfect gentleman and a most charming companion if possessed of sufficient means, but situated as he was. he did many things which he would not have done had he been well off.
Page 113 - ... Fur Company. For years he lived in the far West of Canada as a nimrod, and there married a very pretty Indian squaw, daughter of a chief, and known as "The Princess." When quite young his daughter was stolen by some Indian enemy and sold to a circus manager, who had noticed her riding a wild broncho on the plains. He took her away with him to Cuba and South America, and after a time she became a most daring rider of bareback horses, and attracted much attention on account of her brilliant eyes...
Page 13 - I was pretty well equipped. trunk, packed with the citizen's outfit. By advice, I also secured a large, fine canteen, and had it filled with the best rye whiskey, bought a box of good cigars, and had a big luncheon wrapped up; then I spent the balance of the night talking to officers and ex-officers, and while treating them, getting a good deal of information.

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