Worcester in the Spanish War: Being the Stories of Companies A, C, and H, 2d Regiment, and Company G, 9th Regiment, M.V.M., During the War for the Liberation of Cuba, May-November, 1898, with a Roster of E. R. Shumway Camp, No. 30, Spanish War Veterans, Followed by a Brief Account of the Work of Worcester Citizens in Aiding the Soldiers and Their Families

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The author, 1905 - Spanish-American War, 1898 - 331 pages
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Page 43 - In the silence of the night, How we shiver with affright At the melancholy menace of their tone! For every sound that floats From the rust within their throats Is a groan.
Page 156 - ve a page more glowing and more bright, On which our friendship and our love to write ; That these may never from the soul depart, We trust them to the memory of the heart. There is no dimming — no effacement here ; Each new pulsation keeps the record clear ; Warm, golden letters, all the tablet fill, Nor lose their lustre till the heart stands still.
Page 62 - Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow.
Page 287 - ... Welcome to this reviving breast, And these rejoicing eyes. 2 The King Himself comes near, And feasts His saints to-day ; Here we may sit, and see Him here, And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day, amidst the place Where my dear God hath been, Is sweeter than ten thousand days Of pleasurable sin.
Page 170 - O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as others see us ! It wad frae monie a blunder free us And foolish notion : What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n Devotion ! ADDRESS TO EDINBURGH.
Page 93 - BELIEVE me, if all those endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms, Like fairy-gifts fading away, Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art, Let thy loveliness fade as it will. And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart Would entwine itself verdantly still.
Page 208 - Co. K." Though my darling is sleeping To-day with the dead, And daisies and clover Bloom over his head, I smile through my tears As I lay it away — That battle-worn cap, Lettered "Co. K.
Page 172 - I'll bet I beat him by a mile." It is a good sign when a regiment makes jokes at the expense of its courage. It is likely to be most unpleasant when the fighting begins. It seemed a fact almost too good to be true, that the great complaint of the New York men was the superabundance of beans served out to them, and that the first complaint of the sons of Massachusetts was that they had not received beans enough. " Beans for breakfast, beans for lunch, beans for dinner — what t'ell !
Page 189 - ... Capron's battery opened on it from a ridge two miles in the rear. The plan for the day was that El Caney should fall in an hour. The plan for the day is interesting chiefly because it is so different from what happened. According to the plan the army was to advance in two divisions, along the two trails. Incidentally, General Lawton's division was to pick up El Caney, and when El Caney was eliminated, his division was to continue forward and join hands on the right with the divisions of General...
Page 172 - Shanley's," they said, and the distance across the lake was about that of the home-stretch at Morris Park. They were more restless, nervous, and argumentative than the New England men, and they, at that distance, held the Spaniard in fine contempt. They " wouldn't do a thing to him," they said. And later they certainly kept their word. The Massachusetts men were more modest. I told them that the New York men were getting up athletic sports, and running races between the athletes of the different...

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