History of the Fifth Massachusetts Battery: Organized October 3, 1861, mustered out June 12, 1865
L. E. Cowles, 1902 - History - 991 pages
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5th Mass Adjutant afternoon Appleton Army arrived Art'y artillery Battery Bedford bridge Brigade caissons camp Captain Martin Captain Phillips cavalry Centreville Chase's Diary Colonel command commenced Corporal Court House Creek crossed Division drill Dyer's Notes enemy enemy's Falmouth field Fifth Corps Fifth Mass fight fire Fitz John Porter flag flank Ford Fortress Monroe Fredericksburg front Gaines Mills Gettysburg Griffin ground guard guns Harrison's Landing Head Quarters hill hitched horses hour infantry James River Jan'y July June killed LETTER OF LIEUT limber line of battle Little Round Top marched Massachusetts McClellan miles morning move Nathan Appleton o'clock officers ordered passed pickets piece Porter position Potomac railroad rain Rappahannock Rappahannock River rear rebels Rebs regiment Richmond river road Scott Second Corps sent Serg't shell shot soon Sunday tent tery Third Mass took troops wagons Warrenton Washington woods wounded yards Yorktown
Page 383 - Wednesday. Doth he feel it? No.- Doth he hear it? No. Is it insensible then? Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living? No. Why? Detraction will not suffer it: — therefore I'll none of it: Honour is a mere scutcheon, and so ends my catechism.
Page 140 - ... a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it, accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can, in any event, be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.
Page 146 - I will bear true faith and allegiance to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever ; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Page 146 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever, and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and Articles of War.
Page 740 - We must forget all feelings save the one — We must resign all passions save our purpose — We must behold no object save our country — And only look on death as beautiful, So that the sacrifice ascend to heaven, And draw down freedom on her evermore.
Page 489 - The first general order issued by the Father of his Country, after the Declaration of Independence, indicates the spirit in which our institutions were founded and should ever be defended : "The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.
Page 648 - THE SOLDIER'S DREAM. Our bugles sang truce — for the night-cloud had lowered, And the sentinel stars set their watch in the sky ; And thousands had sunk on the ground overpowered, The weary to sleep and the wounded to die.
Page 489 - At this time of public distress," adopting the words of Washington in 1776, " men may find enough to do in the service of God and their country, without abandoning themselves to vice and immorality.
Page 898 - And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from Time to Time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress...