The Military and Civil History of Connecticut During the War of 1861-65: Comprising a Detailed Account of the Various Regiments and Batteries, Through March, Encampment, Bivouac, and Battle; Also Instances of Distinguished Personal Gallantry, and Biographical Sketches of Many Heroic Soldiers: Together with a Record of the Patriotic Action of Citizens at Home, and of the Liberal Support Furnished by the State in Its Executive and Legislative Departments
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
advance army artillery attack battalion battery brave Bridgeport brigade Buckingham camp Camp Parapet Capt captured cavalry Chaplain charge Charles cheers citizens colonel column command Company F Connecticut regiments Connecticut Volunteers Corps Danbury died division dollars drill duty Eighth Eleventh enemy enemy's enlisted fell field fight fire flag flank force Fort Wagner forward four Fourteenth front gallant gunboats guns Hartford Haven Henry honor hundred infantry Island James John killed Lieut Lieut-Col line of battle Litchfield County Major marched ment Meriden Middletown miles morning Morris Island moved New-York night Norwalk Norwich officers passed patriotic pickets Port Hudson position Potomac prisoners rear rebel received recruited regi regiment rifle-pits rifles river road Roanoke Island sent Sergeant Seventh shell Ship Island shot Sixth skirmishers soldiers soon Surgeon Tenth Thirteenth thousand town troops Twelfth Twenty-first Union weeks William woods wounded wrote
Page 323 - ... in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers not granted by the said compact, the states, who are parties thereto, have the right and are in duty bound to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits the authorities, rights, and liberties appertaining to them.
Page 789 - ... the officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged, and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. The arms, artillery, and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officers appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side-arms of the officers, nor their private horses or baggage. This done, each officer and man will be allowed...
Page 323 - ... valid than they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact, and that in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers not granted by the said compact, the !States who are parties thereto have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose...
Page 383 - And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say To-morrow is Saint Crispian :' Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.
Page 383 - To-morrow is saint Crispian :' Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.' Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot, But he'll remember with advantages What feats he did that day...
Page 567 - Manoeuvring here was necessarily out of the question, and only Indian tactics told. The troops could only receive direction by a point of the compass ; for not only were the lines of battle entirely hidden from the sight of the commander, but no officer could see ten files on each side of him. Artillery was wholly ruled out of use ; the massive concentration of three hundred guns stood silent, and only an occasional piece or section could be brought into play in the road-sides.
Page 789 - Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia, April 9, 1865 GENERAL: — I received your letter of this date containing the terms of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia as proposed by you. As they are substantially the same as those expressed in your letter of the 8th inst., they are accepted. I will proceed to designate the proper officers to carry the stipulations into effect. RE LEE, General LIEUT.-GENERAL US GRANT.
Page 156 - Of their bravery in the field he felt assured, but another quality more trying to the soldier claims his admiration. After having been for months subjected to the privations necessarily incident to camp life upon this island, these well-disciplined soldiers, although for many hours in full possession of two rebel villages, filled with what to them were most desirable luxuries, abstained from the least unauthorized interference with private property and all molestation of peaceful citizens.
Page 518 - Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand...
Page 7 - More than two centuries have elapsed ; the world has been made wiser by the most various experience ; political institutions have become the theme on which the most powerful and cultivated minds have been employed ; and so many constitutions have been framed or reformed, stifled or subverted, that memory may despair of a complete catalogue ; but the people of Connecticut have found no reason to deviate essentially from the frame of government established by their fathers.