A regimental history: The One hundred and twenty-fifth New York State Volunteers (Google eBook)

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E. D. Simons, 1888 - United States - 352 pages
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Page 45 - The heroes' sepulchre. Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead! Dear as the blood ye gave ; No impious footstep here shall tread The herbage of your grave; Nor shall your glory be forgot While Fame her record keeps, Or Honor points the hallowed spot Where Valor proudly sleeps.
Page 178 - I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan : very pleasant hast thou been unto me : thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Page 23 - 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, McLaws, and Walker, after accomplishing the objects for which they have been detached, will join the main body of the army at Boonsboro
Page 45 - 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 45 - No braying horn nor screaming fife At dawn shall call to arms. Their shivered swords are red with rust, Their plumed heads are bowed ; Their haughty banner, trailed in dust, Is now their martial shroud. And plenteous funeral tears have washed The red stains from each brow, And the proud forms, by battle gashed, Are free from anguish now.
Page 133 - General, I have had my scouts out all night, and I find that you still have an excellent opportunity to move around to the right of Meade's army, and maneuvre him into attacking us.
Page 23 - 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 134 - If you are coming at all you must come at once, or I cannot give you proper support ; but the enemy's fire has not slackened at all ; at least eighteen guns are still firing from the cemetery itself.
Page 202 - Perhaps He will admit my plea, Perhaps will hear my prayer, But if I perish, I will pray, And perish only there. 6 I can but perish if I go; I am resolved to try; For, if I stay away, I know I must for ever die.
Page 23 - 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...

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