Brave deeds of Union soldiers

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G. W. Jacobs & company, 1915 - United States - 397 pages

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Page 231 - I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: there was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Page 139 - But lo ! he is nearing his heart's desire ; He is snuffing the smoke of the roaring fray, With Sheridan only five miles away. The first that the General saw were the groups Of stragglers, and then the retreating troops. What was done ? What to do ? a glance told him both ; Then striking his spurs, with a terrible oath, He dashed down the line, 'mid a storm of huzzas, And the wave of retreat checked its course there, because The sight of the master compelled it to pause.
Page 182 - Were shriveled at the cannon's mouth, And all her hopes were desolate. In vain the Tennesseean set His breast against the bayonet ! In vain Virginia charged and raged, A tigress in her wrath uncaged, Till all the hill was red and wet! Above the bayonets, mixed and crossed, Men saw a gray, gigantic ghost Receding...
Page 288 - And when we left the Staneshaw-bank, The wind began full loud to blaw ; But 'twas wind and weet, and fire and sleet> When we came beneath the castle wa'. We crept on knees, and held our breath, Till we placed the ladders against the wa'; And sac ready was Buccleuch himsell To mount the first, before us a'.
Page 183 - The brave went down ; without disgrace They leaped to Ruin's red embrace : They only heard Fame's thunders wake, And saw the dazzling sunburst break In smiles on Glory's bloody face.
Page 375 - Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, SUN, stand thou still upon Gibeon; And thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
Page 286 - Now word is gane to the bauld Keeper, In Branksome Ha', where that he lay, That Lord Scroope has ta'en the Kinmont Willie, Between the hours of night and day. He has ta'en the table wi' his hand, He garred the red wine spring on hie, — "Now Christ's curse on my head," he said, "But avenged of Lord Scroope, I'll be!
Page 288 - James and a' his men Had won the house wi' bow and spear ; It was but twenty Scots and ten, That put a thousand in sic a stear ! Wi' coulters, and wi' forehammers, We garr'd the bars bang merrilie, Unlill we came to the inner prison. Where Willie o
Page 287 - Where be ye gaun, ye hunters keen?" Quo' fause Sakelde; "come tell to me!" "We go to hunt an English stag, Has trespassed on the Scots countrie.
Page 263 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.

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