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" I noticed that many of the soldiers had taken off their coats, and seemed to be engaged in sewing up rents in them. This exhibition of tailoring seemed rather peculiar at such a moment, but upon closer examination it was found that the men were calmly... "
Staff Ride Handbook for the Overland Campaign, Virginia, 4 May to 15 June ... - Page 307
by Curtis S Robertson William G Clay Steven E King
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Campaigning with Grant

Horace Porter - Generals - 1897 - 546 pages
...illustration of the deliberate and desperate courage of the men. As I came near one of the regiments which was making preparations for the next morning's assault,...found that the men were calmly writing their names and home addresses on slips of paper, and pinning them on the backs of their coats, so that their dead...
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The Pennsylvania school journal, Volume 55

Education - 1906
...men. As I came near one of the regiments which was making preparation for the next morning's asault, I noticed that many of the soldiers had taken off...tailoring seemed rather peculiar at such a moment ; but under closer examination it was found that the men were calmly writing their names and home addresses...
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Grant

Jean Edward Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 784 pages
Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight ...
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And Keep Moving on: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864

Mark Grimsley - Technology & Engineering - 2002 - 282 pages
...poignant or chilling, depending on one's point of view: "As I came near one of the regiments which was making preparations for the next morning's assault,...found that the men were calmly writing their names and home addresses on slips of paper, and pinning them on the backs of their coats, so that their dead...
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No Disgrace to My Country: The Life of John C. Tidball

Eugene C. Tidball - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 564 pages
...passing along on foot among the troops on June 2, he came near one of the regiments that was preparing for the next morning's assault. I noticed that many...found that the men were calmly writing their names and home addresses on slips of paper, and pinning them on the backs of their coats, so that their dead...
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