the story of american heroism thrilling narratives of personal adventures during the great civil war as told by the medal winners and roll of honor men

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Contents

CAPTURE OF HENRY HILL BULL RUN
59
GENERAL STERLING PRICE
66
COLONEL ROBERT G INGERSOLL
72
CHAPTER VIII
75
THE PURSUIT
81
CHAPTER IX
87
THE FIGHT FOR THE FLAG
88
CHAPTER X
96
OUTSIDE THE PICKET LINE
97
CHAPTER XI
102
THE MARCH ON BLUES GAP
103
CHAPTER XII
112
A CREDITABLE CAPTURE
114
GENERAL O O HOWARD
116
CAPTAIN WILLIAM B AVERY
122
LIEUTENANTCOLONEL JAMES QUINLAN
131
CAPTAIN GEORGE W ROOSEVELT
137
CHAPTER XVI
140
THE NEWS OF FIVE FORKS
146
CHAPTER XVII
148
SEEKING His FRIEND
152
CHAPTER XVIII
156
LIEUTENANT CHARLES B TANNER
159
CHAPTER XIX
162
WILLIAM H SEWARD
166
CHAPTER XX
175
SECRETARY STANTON AND THE MEDAL WINNER
176
ESCAPING WITH THE COLORS
182
CHAPTER XXII
192
THERE ARE PLENTY WHERE I GOT THAT ONE
193
CHAPTER XXIII
201
CONFEDERATES BEHIND THE STONE WALL AT FREDERICKSBURG
203
THERE AINT No REAR
210
CHAPTER XXIV
211
CAPTURING THE FLAG AT JETTERSVILLE
217
COLONEL FRANKLIN G BUTTERFIELD
223
THE REAR OF THE UNION ARMY
229
CHAPTER XXVI
231
THE MAGAZINE GUNS AT SAILORS CREEK
237
COLONEL JACOB G FEIOK
243
CHAPTER XXVIII
247
THE SCOUTS
250
BROWNE HOLDING THE LINE
257
CHAPTER XXIX
258
THE SUBJECT or MALONES ANXIETY 282
264
CHAPTER XXX
266
CAPTURING His GUARD
270
CHAPTER XXXI
272
Is You WANT Us COME AND GET Us
277
CHAPTER XXXII
282
FINDING THE DISPATCH
283
HEROISM OF PRIVATE KIRKLAND
291
NOT THINK WE WERE VIRGINIANS
298
CHAPTER XXXIV
302
HIDING THE CAPTURED COLORS
304
AN EPISODE IN THE CHARGE OF THE FIRST MINNESOTA
311
CHAPTER XXXV
314
THE BELLIGERENT IRISHMAN
320
CHAPTER XXXVI
322
CHARGE OF CUSTERS MEN AT FALLING WATERS
326
STONEWALL JACKSON ON THE FIELD 382
332
CHAPLAIN EASTMAN AT GETTYSBURG
339
GENERAL H V BOYNTON
345
CLIMBING MISSIONARY RIDGE r
351
STUMBLING ON THE WIRES
357
CHAPTER XL
359
SHE SKIRMISHED WITH THEM
365
CHAPTER XLI
371
DEFENDING THE OUTPOSTS
372
LEFT IN THE SWAMP
378
CHAPTER XLVI
412
ORLANDO P Boss
416
CHAPTER XLVII
419
AND THE WHOLE DIVISION CHEERED ME
423
CHAPTER XLVIII
426
WHERE Is THAT FLAG?
429
ESCAPED PRISONER AMONG FRIENDS
437
UNION MEN OF NORTH CAROLINA
441
CHAPTER L
444
EXPLOSION OF THE MINE
453
INDIAN SOLDIERS DYING IN BATTLE
461
Actions Against Petersburg with Accounts of Some of the Medal Winners Colonel
465
CLIMBINO AFTER THE FLAG
467
The Battles of the Welden Railroad S J Hottenstein 107th Pennsylvania Infantry
473
THE CAPTORS CAPTURED
475
SENDING THE FLAG TO THE REAR
482
CHAPTER LIV
483
THE UNSEEN ANTAGONIST
488
CHAPTER LV
490
GENERAL TURNER ASHBY
495
SCENE OF CONFEDERATE CHARGE AT NEWMARKET HEIGHTS
505
CHAPTER LVI
509
CHARLESTON DURING THE BOMBARDMENT
512
GENERAL B F BUTLER
518
CHAPTER LVIII
523
LIBERTY OR DEATH
524
FIGHT AT THE STONE BRIDGE
531
MARCHING THROUGH FIRE
538
CHAPTER LIX
541
THE McNEiLL RAID
547
CHAPTER LX
551
SHERIDAN AT CEDAR CREEK
555
CHAPTER LXI
557
THE LAST LETTER
561
CHAPTER LXII
565
GETTING A NEW MOUNT
567
WE ARE THE POOREST OF THE LOT
569
GENERAL GEORGE H THOMAS
576
CHAPTER LXIV
582
GENERAL JUBAL A EARLY
583
DESTROYING PONTOONS AND AMMUNITION AT FALLING WATERS
589
GENERAL FITZHUGH LEE
595
GENERAL GOUVENEUR K WARREN
601
THE SCOUT IN THE UNION CAMP
610
CHAPTER LXVIII
616
THE ARTILLERY SQUAD ON LEFT OF THE LINE
617
LAST CHARGE OF THE WAR
624
A PREMATURE SURRENDER
630
GENERAL CUSTER WITH THE WHITE FLAG
638
CHAPTER LXX
640
THE BIBLE ON THE BATTLEFIELD
644
Some of the Medal Winners at Sailors Creek W L Mundell 5th Michigan Infantry
647
CHAPTER LXXII
654
FORT DARLING ON DREWRY BLUFF BELOW RICHMOND
655
THE ARKANSAS RUNNING THE UNION FLEET OFF VICKSBURG
661
CHAPTER LXXIII
664
DESTRUCTION or THE UNITED STATES FRIGATE MERRIMAC AT THB QOSPORT NAVY YARDS
665
CHAPTER LXXIV
675
THE NAVAL ATTACK ON THE VICKSBURO BATTERIES
680
CHAPTER LXXVI
687
DUNCAN AND THE BURNING CARTRIDGE
694
The Confederate Ram Albemarle and Her Career Men Who Won Distinction in
699
GUSHING AND HlS MEN DESTROYING THE ALBEMARLE
707
CHAPTER LXXIX
720
THE MASKED BATTERY OPENING ON THE MARBLBHEAD
721
CHAPTER LXXX
727
DECK OF THE CANONICUS OFF FORT FISHER
735
CHAPTER LXXXI
738
NINETEEN SHOTS IN SIXTY SECONDS
749
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Page 275 - Government sending large reinforcements, much needed elsewhere ; and, finally, the troops themselves were impatient to possess Vicksburg, and would not have worked in the trenches with the same zeal, believing it unnecessary, that they did after their failure to carry the enemy's works.
Page 275 - The assault was gallant in the extreme on the part of all the troops, but the enemy's position was too strong both naturally and artificially, to be taken in that way. At every point assaulted, and at all of them at the same time, the enemy was able to show all the force his works could cover. The assault failed, I regret...
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Page 550 - The alarm was given within ten minutes by a darky watchman at the hotel, who escaped from them, and within an hour we had a party of fifty cavalry after them. They tore up the telegraph lines, and it required almost an hour to get them in working order. As soon as New Creek could be called, I ordered a force to be sent to Romney, and it started without any unnecessary delay. A second force has gone from New Creek to Moorefield, and a regiment of infantry has gone to New Creek to supply the place...

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