Young Folk's History of the War for the Union

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H. Holt, 1881 - United States - 593 pages
General history of the Civil War written for children and young adults. Includes descriptions of major events, characters, and battles in simple language.

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Page 44 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 565 - He's in the saddle now. Fall in Steady— the whole brigade! Hill's at the ford cut off. We'll win His way out, ball and blade. What matter if our shoes are worn; What matter if our feet are torn, " Quick step/' we're with him before dawn . That's Stonewall Jackson's way.
Page 276 - In her attic-window the staff she set, To show that one heart was loyal yet. Up the street came the rebel tread, Stonewall Jackson riding ahead. Under his slouched hat left and right He glanced ; the old flag met his sight. " Halt ! " — the dust-brown ranks stood fast.
Page 317 - I made a solemn vow before God, that if General Lee was driven back from Pennsylvania, I would crown the result by the declaration of freedom to the slaves.
Page 569 - I wish I was in de land ob cotton, Old times dar am not forgotten, Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land. In Dixie Land whar I was born in Early on one frosty mornin', Look away!
Page 565 - Ah! maiden, wait and watch and yearn For news of Stonewall's band. Ah! widow, read with eyes that burn That ring upon thy hand. Ah! wife, sew' on, pray on, hope on; Thy life shall not be all forlorn; The foe had better ne'er been born That gets in Stonewall's way.
Page 428 - It is therefore ordered, that for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the laws of war a rebel soldier shall be executed ; and for every one enslaved by the enemy, or sold into slavery, a rebel soldier shall be placed at hard labor on the public works and continued at such labor until the other shall be released and receive the treatment due to a prisoner of war.
Page 502 - Of all the men I ever met, he seemed to possess more of the elements of greatness, combined with goodness, than any other.
Page 565 - THE despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle-queen of yore, Maryland, my Maryland! Hark to an exiled son's appeal, Maryland! My Mother State, to thee I kneel, Maryland! For life and death, for woe and weal, Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland, my Maryland! Thou wilt not cower in the dust, Maryland!

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