My Days and Nights on the Battle-field

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Estes and Lauriat, 1887 - Battles - 312 pages
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Page 135 - Yours of this date, proposing armistice and appointment of Commissioners to settle terms of capitulation, is just received. No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
Page 210 - ... in attempting to mount the last ridge, we were met by a fire from a whole line of batteries, protected by infantry, and assisted by shells from the gunboats.
Page 224 - CORINTH, Tuesday, April 8, 1862. "To the Secretary of War, Richmond: "We have gained a great and glorious victory. Eight to ten thousand prisoners, and thirty-six pieces of cannon. Buell reinforced Grant, and we retired to our intrenchments at Corinth, which we can hold. Loss heavy on both sides.
Page 166 - Beauregard soon warmed with his subject, and, throwing off his cloak, to give free play to his arms, he walked about the group, gesticulating rapidly, and jerking out his sentences with a strong French accent. All listened attentively, and the dim light, just revealing their countenances, showed their different emotions of confidence or distrust of his plans. General Sidney...
Page 238 - SOLDIERS: We are strangers, commander and commanded, each to the other. Let me tell you who I am. I am a general made by Beauregard ; a general selected by Beauregard and Bragg for this command when they knew it was in peril. They have known me for twenty years ; together we have stood on the fields of Mexico. Give them your confidence now ; give it to me when I have earned it. "Soldiers, the Mississippi valley is intrusted to your courage, to your discipline,, to your patience. Exhibit the vigilance...
Page 83 - Because I was fully determined to capture the Fort or go to the bottom.
Page 166 - Johnston stood apart from the rest, with his tall, straight form standing out like a spectre against the dim sky, and the illusion was fully sustained by the light-gray military cloak which he folded around him. His face was pale, but wore a determined expression, and at times he drew nearer the centre of the ring, and said a few words, which were listened to with great attention.
Page 55 - ... batteries, supported by infantry. Griffin and Ricketts came into position, and opened a fire so terrible and destructive that the rebel batteries and infantry were driven beyond the crest of the hill. The field was almost won by the National troops; the Confederate troops acknowledged that at this time
Page 149 - God bless thee, Illinois!" Oh, awful hours, when grape and shell Tore through the unflinching line! "Stand firm ! Remove the men who fell? Close up, and wait the sign!
Page 277 - The old cry for love, the strong yearning for the sympathy of kindred hearts. It would not be put down. ' Frankie, I love you. Poor boy, you shall not be left alone. Is not this some comfort to you?' " ' Do you love me ? Will you stay with me and not leave me ? ' " ' I will not leave you. Be comforted. I will stay as long as you wish.' " I kissed the pale forehead, as if it had been that of my own child. A glad light flashed over his face. " ' Oh, kiss me again ; that was given like my sister. Mrs....

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