The Americans at Home: Pen-and-ink Sketches of American Men, Manners, and Institutions, Volume 1

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1870 - United States

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Page 267 - The army will forage liberally on the country during the march. To this end, each brigade commander will organize a good and sufficient foraging party, under the command of one or more discreet officers, who will gather, near the route...
Page 193 - Men, we have fought through the war together. I have done the best that I could for you/ Not an eye that looked on that scene was dry.
Page 267 - VI. As for horses, mules, wagons, etc., belonging to the inhabitants, the cavalry and artillery may appropriate freely and without limit ; discriminating, however, between the rich who are usually hostile, and the poor and industrious, usually neutral or friendly.
Page 267 - ... in districts and neighborhoods where the army is unmolested, no destruction of such property should be permitted : but should guerillas or bushwhackers molest our march, or should the inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads, or otherwise manifest local hostility, then army commanders should order and enforce a devastation more or less relentless, according to the measure of such hostility.
Page 198 - General, don't you think this is the wrong place for you?' He replied, quickly, 'The danger is all over; the enemy is routed. Go back and tell AP Hill to press right on!
Page 130 - Noyes, a Republican, bids $350." 3 Megaphone : "No greenbacks ! Gold standard." 'Lantern Slides: Dr. Bellows of California to Mr. Gridley: "The history of your sack of flour is undoubtedly more interesting and peculiar than that of any sack recorded, short of the Sack of Troy, and it would take another Homer to write it.
Page 101 - Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Page 267 - ... forage. Soldiers must not enter the dwellings of the inhabitants, or commit any trespass ; but, during a halt or camp, they may be permitted to gather turnips, potatoes, and other vegetables, and to drive in stock in sight of their camp. To regular foraging- parties must be intrusted the gathering of provisions and forage, at any distance from the road traveled.
Page 161 - The character written in Butler's face seems to have developed itself at an early age. When a lad at college, it was binding on the students to attend the college church — a duty which to Benjamin was very irksome. On one occasion he heard the college preacher (who was also a professor) advancing propositions like the following : — (1.) That the elect alone would be saved. (2.) That amongst those who by the world were called Christians, probably not more than one in a hundred belonged really...
Page 162 - For, said ho, the congregation here amounts to six hundred persons, and nine of these are professors. Now, if only one in a hundred is to be saved, it follows that three even of the faculty must be damned. He (Benjamin F. Butler), being a mere student, could not expect to be saved in preference to a professor. Far, he said, be it from him to cherish so presumptuous a hope! Nothing remained for him, therefore, but perdition. In this melancholy posture of affairs he was naturally anxious to abstain...

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