Record of the Thirty-third Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry: From Aug. 1862 to Aug. 1865

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Sentinel Printing Company, 1880 - Massachusetts - 168 pages
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Page 88 - Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just ; And this be our motto :
Page 106 - The Union forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah ! Down with the traitor, up with the star; While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again, shouting the battle-cry of Freedom.
Page 93 - Oh yes ! I am a Southern girl, and glory in the name, And boast it with far greater pride than glittering wealth or fame...
Page 32 - The enemy are on our soil; the whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe ; our failure to do so will leave us no such welcome as the swelling of millions of hearts with pride and joy at our success would give to every soldier of this army. Homes, firesides, and domestic altars are involved. The army has fought well heretofore...
Page 126 - In conclusion, I beg to express, in the most emphatic manner, my entire satisfaction with the tone and temper of the whole army. Nothing seems to dampen their energy, zeal, or cheerfulness. It is impossible to conceive a march involving more labor and exposure, yet I...
Page 105 - I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.
Page 121 - It should not be assumed that the inhabitants are enemies to our government, and it is to be hoped that every effort will be made to prevent any wanton destruction of property, or any unkind treatment of citizens.
Page 126 - I cannot recall an instance of bad temper by the way, or hearing an expression of doubt as to our perfect success in the end. I believe that this cheerfulness and harmony of action reflects upon all concerned quite as much real honor and fame as " battles gained" or
Page 128 - This extraordinary war in which we are engaged falls heavily upon all classes of people, but the most heavily upon the soldier. For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life...
Page 134 - A leal, light heart was in my breast, My hand unstain'd wi' plunder; And for fair Scotia hame again, I cheery on did wander: I thought upon the banks o' Coil, I thought upon my Nancy, I thought upon the witching smile That caught my youthful fancy.

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