History of the Ninth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, "The Irish Regiment," in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-65: The Record of a Gallant Command on the March, in Battle and in Bivouac (Google eBook)

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Price, Lee & Adkins Company, 1903 - Connecticut - 446 pages
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Page 152 - The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame's eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead.
Page 152 - Came down the serried foe. Who heard the thunder of the fray Break o'er the field beneath, Knew well the watchword of that day Was "Victory or Death...
Page 92 - Do you know of the dreary land, If land such region may seem, Where 'tis neither sea nor strand, Ocean nor good dry land, But the nightmare marsh of a dream ? Where the Mighty River his death-road takes, 'Mid pools and windings that coil like snakes, A hundred leagues of bayous and lakes, To die in the great Gulf Stream ? No coast-line clear and true, Granite and deep-sea blue, On that dismal shore you pass.
Page 94 - Right abreast of the Fort In an awful shroud they lay, Broadsides thundering away, And lightning from every port Scene of glory and dread ! A storm-cloud all aglow With flashes of fiery red The thunder raging below, And the forest of flags o'erhead...
Page 228 - ... violent force of the wave against the plank, or by some other unaccountable means, it was then viewed by all on board, as a miraculous interposition of Divine Providence in their favor. They were soon in a great measure released from the pumps; and the captain, after this, gave them free and full liberty to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences, and promised that he would never molest them again. He was faithful to his promise, and treated them with kindness and respect...
Page 152 - Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead. No rumor of the foe's advance Now swells upon the wind ; No troubled thought at midnight haunts Of loved ones left behind ; No vision of the morrow's strife The warrior's dream alarms; No braying horn nor screaming fife At dawn shall call to arms.
Page 415 - Brevet Major-General Anderson will raise and plant upon the ruins of Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, the same United States flag which floated over the battlements of that fort during the rebel assault, and which was lowered and saluted by him and the small force of his command when the works were evacuated on the 14th day of April, 1861.
Page 126 - You have captured three pieces of artillery, six caissons, two stand of colors, and a large number of prisoners. You have buried his dead on the field of battle and are caring for his wounded. You have convinced him that you are never so sick as not to fight your enemy if he desires the contest. You have shown him that if he cannot take an outpost after weeks of preparation what would be his fate with the main body.
Page 25 - The land is dead that dare not face the day When foreign danger threats the common weal. Defenders strong are they that homes defend ; From ready arms the spoiler keeps afar. Well blest the country that has sons to lend From trades of peace to learn the trade of war. Thrice blest the nation that has every son A soldier, ready for the warning sound; Who marches homeward when the fight is done, To swing the hammer and to till the ground. Call back that morning, with its lurid light, When through our...
Page 116 - Wisconsin Volunteers, was very clear and positive in his orders to hold this position at all hazards, as he anticipated the enemy would advance (under cover of the fire from the ram Arkansas, with the gunboats from the Red river), through the open grounds of the Sawmill and Dougherty's Plantation, and take possession of the Manae ground. The...

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