Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Volume 31; Volume 141, Issue 31

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Page 116 - And Sheridan twenty miles away. But there is a road from Winchester town, A good broad highway leading down ; And there, through the flush of the morning light, A steed as black as the steeds of night Was seen to pass, as with eagle flight ; As if he knew the terrible need, He stretched away with his upmost speed ; Hills rose and fell ; but his heart was gay, With Sheridan fifteen miles away.
Page 18 - I want Sheridan put in command of all the troops in the field, with instructions to put himself south of the enemy, and follow him to the death. Wherever the enemy goes, let our troops go also.
Page 117 - 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. With foam and with dust the black charger was gray; By the flash of his...
Page 116 - Under his spurning feet the road Like an arrowy Alpine river flowed, And the landscape sped away behind Like an ocean flying before the wind, And the steed, like a bark fed with furnace ire, Swept on with his wild eye full of fire.
Page 116 - Still sprang from those swift hoofs, thundering south The dust, like smoke from the cannon's mouth, Or the trail of a comet, sweeping faster and faster, Foreboding to traitors the doom of disaster. The heart of the steed and the heart of the master Were beating like prisoners assaulting their walls. Impatient to be where the battlefield calls; Every nerve of the charger was strained to full play, With Sheridan only ten miles away.
Page 120 - The money hereby appropriated shall be paid by the state treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller, on vouchers approved by the chairman of the commission.
Page 117 - Swept on, with his wild eye full of fire. 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 92 The sight of the master compelled...
Page 117 - Hurrah ! hurrah ! for Sheridan ! Hurrah! hurrah! for horse and man! And when their statues are placed on high, Under the dome of the Union sky, The American soldier's Temple of Fame, There with the glorious general's name, Be it said, in letters both bold and bright: — " Here is the steed that saved the day By carrying Sheridan into the fight, From Winchester — twenty miles away!
Page 116 - And wider still those billows of war Thundered along the horizon's bar; And louder yet into Winchester rolled The roar of that red sea uncontrolled...
Page 116 - Up from the south at break of day, Bringing to Winchester fresh dismay, The affrighted air with a shudder bore, Like a herald in haste to the chieftain's door, The terrible grumble, and rumble, and roar. Telling the battle was on once more, And Sheridan twenty miles away.

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