History of the 104th Pennsylvania regiment, from August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864 (Google eBook)

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J. B. Rogers, printer, 1866 - History - 356 pages
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Page 142 - Chickahominy, as well as in regard to the (7) seven days and the recent retreat. " No one has ever said anything to cheer them but myself. Say nothing about me. Merely give my men and officers credit for what they have done. It will do you much good, and will strengthen you much with them if you issue a handsome order to them in regard to what they have accomplished. They deserve it.
Page 98 - I particularly noticed his exposed situation, and do not see how he escaped the storm of bullets. Naglee was everywhere. He is a sort of thunderbolt in battle. He was away on the extreme right of our lines when the volley of the 104th announced that the battle had begun on the left. He came dashing toward us through field and wood to be with his brigade. In the warmest of the contest he dashed by the regiment, cap in hand, the men giving him three hearty cheers, and passed toward the left. He was...
Page 52 - The line in front of us, in the opinion of all the military men here, who are at all competent to judge, is one of the strongest in the world, and the force of the enemy capable of being increased beyond the numbers we now have to oppose to him.
Page 83 - Your instructions for the reconnaissance of to-day as received from headquarters Army of the Potomac are as follows : You will, if possible, advance to the Seven Pines, or the forks of the direct road to Richmond and the road turning to the right into the road leading from New Bridge to Richmond, and hold that point if practicable.
Page 285 - Nevertheless they worked cheerfully and without complaint. At times the accuracy of the enemy's fire was wonderful, when we consider the distance. In one period of twentyfour hours, out of two hundred and thirty-five shells fired at Wagner, one hundred and eighty-five burst inside the fort, killing and wounding sixteen men. Another day one hundred and fifty shells struck 10* inside the same work.
Page 90 - Davis, recalls the scene. tieth of May will long be remembered by the old Army of the Potomac on account of the fearful storm that prevailed. The rain fell in torrents; the lightning flashed with unusual vividness and the thunder was fearful. It would have required no great stretch of the imagination to believe a great battle going on between the opposing armies. The storm seemed prophetic of the terrible engagement that was about to take place.
Page 96 - Naglee, did good execution on the advancing column. The left of this position was, however, soon turned, and a sharp cross-fire opened upon the gunners and men in the rifle-pits.
Page 98 - I know that it has been animadverted and censured. We are very much surprised at it. The division fought as well as I ever want to see men fight ; and after it gave way we did not find anything else to fight. Any censure of General Casey would be very unjust.
Page 101 - ... of the line of the army, with a greatly superior force. Three hours had now elapsed since the regiment had gone into action, and more than one-third of the men had fallen. The promised re-enforcements did not arrive, and they could hold out no longer.
Page 123 - An Irish camp woman, belonging to a New York regiment, made herself quite conspicuous during the action. She remained close to the side of her husband, and refused to retire to a place of security. Occasionally she would notice some fellow sneaking to the rear, when she would run after him, seize him by the nape of his neck and place him in the ranks again, calling him a "dirty, cowardly spalpeen,

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