Nine months in the quartermaster's department: or, The chances for making a million

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Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., Printers, 1862 - United States - 194 pages
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Page 91 - Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee ; for whither thou goest I will go, and where thou lodgest, I will lodge ; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God ; where thou diest I will die, and there will I be buried ; the Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.
Page 186 - I will support, protect, and defend the constitution and government of the United States, and the constitution and government of the State of Nevada, against all enemies, whether domestic or foreign, and that I will bear true faith, allegiance, and loyalty to the same, any ordinance, resolution or law of any state convention or legislature to the contrary notwithstanding...
Page 186 - ... States against all enemies, whether domestic or foreign, and that I will bear true faith, allegiance and loyalty to the same, any ordinance, resolution, or law of any state convention or legislature to the contrary notwithstanding; and, further, that I do this with a full determination, pledge and purpose, without any mental reservation or evasion whatsoever; and further, that I will well and faithfully perform all the duties which may be required of me by law. So help me God.
Page 126 - Virginia bushwhacker. Thus equipped, he sallies forth with the stealth of the panther, and lies in wait for a straggling soldier, courier, or loyal citizen, to whom the only warning given of his presence, is the sharp click of his deadly rifle. He kills for the sake of killing, and plunders for the love of gain.
Page 172 - QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT. 959. . . .This department provides the quarters and transportation of the army ; storage and transportation for all army supplies ; army clothing ; camp and garrison equipage ; cavalry and artillery horses ; fuel ; forage ; straw, and stationery.
Page 126 - Imagine a stolid, vicious-looking countenance, an ungainly figure, and an awkward, if not ungraceful, spinal curve in the dorsal region, acquired by laziness m and indifference to maintaining an erect posture; a garb of the coarsest texture of home-spun linen, or 'linsey-woolsey,' tattered and torn, and so covered with dirt as not to enable one to guess its original color; a dilapidated, rimless hat, or cap of some wild animal's skin, covering his head, the hair on which had not been combed for months;...
Page 129 - ... presence is the sharp click of his deadly rifle. He kills for the sake of killing, and plunders for the sake of gain. Parties of these ferocious beasts, under cover of darkness, frequently steal into a neighborhood, burn the residences of loyal citizens, rob stores, tanyards and farm-houses of everything they can put to use, especially arms, ammunition, leather, clothing, bedding, and salt.
Page 126 - The bushwhackers are composed of a class of men who are noted for their ignorance, indolence, duplicity and dishonesty; whose vices and passions peculiarly fit them for the warfare in which they are engaged, and upon which the civilized world looks with horror. Imagine a stolid, vicious-looking countenance, an ungainly figure, and an awkward, if not ungraceful, spinal curve in the dorsal region, acquired by laziness m and indifference to maintaining an erect posture; a garb of the coarsest texture...
Page 131 - Beverly, also drew upon us largely. It was sent to these posts at an enormous cost, but that was of no importance, when there was danger of the public animals suffering. Michael Eagan was the only Superintendent of the Express Line who was really efficient. He was the first Courier sent forward, and in the discharge of duty stopped at nothing ; swam streams swollen by the heavy rains of that country ; crossed the mountains when he knew the bushwhacking...
Page 126 - ... most contemptible person on the face of God's earth. He is unbearably ignorant and does not know it. He has generally been brought up on the mountains, hog fashion ... He is a small, ferrety-eyed fellow, with hollow lanky cheeks, a thin pointed nose with about seventeen hairs on his chin . . ." "... a class of men who are noted for their ignorance, indolence, duplicity and dishonesty ... a stolid, vicious-looking countenance, an ungainly figure, and an awkward, if not ungraceful, spinal curve...

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