Autobiography of Dr. Thomas H. Barton ...: Including a History of the Fourth Regt. West Va. Vol. Inf'y, with an Account of Col. Lightburn's Retreat Down the Kanawha Valley, Gen. Grant's Vicksburg and Chattanooga Campaigns, Together with the Several Battles in which the Fourth Regiment was Engaged, and Its Losses by Disease, Desertion and in Battle

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West Virginia printing Company, 1890 - Physicians - 340 pages

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Page 2 - As fancy reverts to my father's plantation, And sighs for the bucket which hangs in the well, The old oaken bucket, the iron bound bucket, The moss covered bucket, which hangs in the well.
Page 73 - hot haste; the steed, The mustering squadron, and the clattering cur, Went pouring forward with impetuous speed, And swiftly forming in the ranks of war.
Page 32 - President of the United States as a day of fasting and prayer, that God would " avert the pestilence that walketh in darkness, and the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Page 136 - acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this date, proposing terms of capitulation for this garrison and post. In the main your terms are accepted; but, in justice both to the honor and spirit of my troops, manifested in the defence of Vicksburg, I have to submit the following amendments, which, if
Page 137 - to by you, will perfect the agreement between us. At ten o'clock AM to-morrow, I propose to evacuate the works in and around Vicksburg, and to surrender the city and garrison under my command, by marching out with my colors and arms, stacking them in front of my present lines. After which you will take possession. Officers to retain
Page 137 - your proposition for each brigade to march to the front of the lines now occupied by it, and stack arms at ten o'clock AM and then return to the inside and there remain as prisoners until properly paroled, I will make no objection to it. Should no notification
Page 282 - Asleep in Jesus: blessed sleep From which none ever wake to weep; A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of foes.
Page 140 - and Green; and hundreds, perhaps thousands of stragglers, who can never be collected and reorganized. Arms and munitions of war for an army of 60,000 men have fallen into our hands, besides a large amount of other public property consisting of railroads, locomotives, cars, steamboats, cotton, etc.; and much was destroyed to prevent our capturing it.
Page 137 - acknowledge the receipt of your communication of 3d July. The amendment proposed by you cannot be acceded to in full. It will be necessary to furnish every officer and man with a parole signed by himself, which, with the completion of the roll of prisoners, will necessarily take
Page 137 - received of your acceptance of my terms by nine o'clock AM, I shall regard them as having been rejected, and shall act accordingly. Should these terms be accepted, white flags should be displayed along your lines to prevent such of my troops as may not have been notified from firing upon your men. "I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient

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