The Story of the Thirty-Second Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry: Whence it Came, where it Went, what it Saw, and what it Did (Google eBook)

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C.W. Calkins & Company, 1880 - Massachusetts - 260 pages
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Well written account of 32nd Reg. Enjoyable to read and informative. My grandfather five generations back, Benjamin N Fairbanks was a member of this regiment. What a gem to find such a fantastic account of what they experienced during that terrible war. Closest thing to a diary of a relative that I could have found 

Contents

II
28
III
43
IV
64
VII
107
VIII
117
IX
136
Chancellorsville
159
XII
175
XIII
183
XIV
189
Out on Picket
196
XVI
204
XVIII
223
XX
234
XXI
245

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Page 261 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It was produced on Hammermill Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 9 - To one who thoroughly explores the Island there will recur vivid reminiscences of the mysterious castles of romance and of history. He will find here a sally-port, a postern, a drawbridge, and a portcullis. Here, too, are passages under ground and in the walls; turret staircases, huge vaulted apartments, and safe and dark dungeons, the ways to and through which may be set down upon the plans of the engineer corps, but are familiar to no living man. One can be easily bewildered among the crooks and...
Page 141 - Virginia mud," a Union officer explained later, "is a clay of reddish color and sticky consistency which does not appear to soak water, or mingle with it, but simply to hold it, becoming softer and softer.
Page 166 - Here the 32d was detailed to form a skirmish line to protect the extreme flank of the army. Colonel Prescott, however, requested that the regiment be excused from this duty, for the reason that it had had no experience and but little instruction in skirmishing. The Ninth Massachusetts was substituted, fortunately for them, and unfortunately for us, for as matters turned out, they were not engaged, and did not lose a single man during the fight of that day.
Page 56 - ... o'clock in the afternoon, and from four o'clock in the afternoon until nine o'clock in the evening of each and all the days so appointed for the purpose of registering the electors lawfully resident in such precinct. No person shall be registered as an elector of any such city at any...
Page 9 - ... huge vaulted apartments, and safe and dark dungeons, the ways to and through which may be set down upon the plans of the engineer corps, but are familiar to no living man. One can be easily bewildered among the crooks and turns, the ups and downs of the corridors, and it needs only a dark and windy night to make almost real the romantic descriptions of the Castle of Udolfo, with its clanging sounds of chains, its sweeping gusts of air, its strange moanings and howlings, and the startling noise...
Page 20 - Noble republic ! happiest of lands, Foremost of nations, Columbia stands ; Freedom's proud banner floats in the skies, Where shouts of liberty daily arise. "United we stand, divided we fall," " Union forever,
Page 121 - ... awoke, and it is almost a literal fact, that when one hundred thousand men began to stir at reveille, the sound of their coughing would drown that of the beating drums.
Page 101 - No heartier laugh ever rewarded Irish wit than that which shook our sides when Guiney, the handsome Colonel of the Massachusetts 9th, bedecking himself in the gorgeous apparel of a brilliant sash, was reminded that it would make him a capital mark for the enemy's sharp-shooters, and replied, "and wouldn't you have me a handsome corpse?

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