Rebel Invasion of Missouri and Kansas: And the Campaign of the Army of the Border Against General Sterling Price, in October and November, 1864

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Church & Goodman, 1865 - Electronic book - 351 pages
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Page 322 - We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most — feels the noblest — acts the best.
Page 322 - How sleep the Brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Page 332 - ... How English love remembers. And once again a fire of hell • Rained on the Russian quarters, With scream of shot, and burst of shell, And bellowing of the mortars! And Irish Nora's eyes are dim For a singer, dumb and gory; And English Mary mourns for him Who sang of "Annie Laurie.
Page 34 - Kansas. Other motives also will induce his fiendish followers to seek spoils and vengeance in this. State. To prevent this, and join in efforts to expel these invaders from the country, I desire that you will call out the entire militia force, with their best arms and ammunition, for a period of thirty days.
Page 33 - The state is in peril. Price and his rebel hosts threaten it with invasion. Kansas must be ready to hurl them back at any cost. The necessity is urgent. The extent of that necessity, the subjoined communication from Maj.
Page 296 - Smith, and the valuable public stores of those placee, besides checking ulterior purposes of slaughter and desolation contemplated by the invasion of Kansas. But it would tarnish the brilliancy of your achievements to claim this for yourselves alone without acknowledging with gratitude the share borne in the brunt of the contest by the troops of Missouri and the militia of Kansas, who shared our dangers, and because of their greater numbers, especially deserve more of the honors due to the conflicts...
Page 35 - Kansans, rally! You will do so, as you have always promptly done when your soil has been invaded. The call this time will come to you louder and stronger because you know the foe will seek to glut his vengeance upon you. Meet him, then, at the threshold and strike boldly; strike as one man against him. Let all business be suspended. The work to be done now is to protect the State against marauder and murderer.
Page 20 - Ewing was 1,051 volunteers and one hundred and fifty citizens, enough to man the works,which were quite strong. Pilot Knob is eighty-six miles south of St. Louis. It lies in a plain of three hundred acres, with Cedar and Rock mountains to the North, Pilot Knob to the East, and Shepherd mountain on the South and West. These are from five to six hundred feet high, rising abruptly from the valley and covered with rocks, gnarled oaks and undergrowth. The slopes of Shepherd mountain are accessible. A...
Page 297 - Newtonia will be borne on the banners of regiments who shared in them, and the States of Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Arkansas may glory in the achievements of their sons in this short but eventful campaign.
Page 38 - ... will arm and attach themselves to some of the organizations of troops, for temporary military service. In all the principal cities and towns, business houses will close as directed by the Governor's Proclamation, except where General Officers may give leave to such houses and special establishments as may be considered necessary for the public subsistence and health. As this order is only designed to continue while danger of invasion is apprehended, the proper functions of civil officers will...

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