History of the Thirty-seventh Regiment of Indiana Infantry Volunteers: Its Organization, Campaigns, and Battles--Sept. '61-Oct. '64

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Jacksonian Book and Job Department, 1896 - United States - 220 pages
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Page 211 - ... country, and of being ever on the watch. Sherman's army was not so welldressed as the Army of the Potomac, but their marching could not be excelled; they gave the appearance of men who had been thoroughly drilled to endure hardships, either by long and continuous marches or through exposure to any climate, without the ordinary shelter of a camp. They exhibited also some of the order of march through Georgia where the "sweet potatoes sprung up from the ground" as Sherman's army went marching through.
Page 139 - Alatoona just in time to defend it. Had it not been for the services .of this corps on that occasion, I am satisfied we should have lost the garrison at Alatoona and a most valuable depository of provisions there, which was worth to us and the country more than the aggregate expense of the whole signal corps for one year.
Page 212 - The sight was varied and grand : nearly all day for two successive days, from the Capitol to the Treasury Building, could be seen a mass of orderly soldiers marching in columns of companies. The National flag was flying from .almost every house and store ; the windows were filled with spectators; the door-steps and side-walks were crowded with colored people and poor whites who did not succeed in securing better quarters from which to get a view of the grand armies. The city was about as full of...
Page 211 - ... therefore was the review of a body of 65,000 well-drilled, well-disciplined and orderly soldiers inured to hardship and fit for any duty, but without the experience of gathering their own food and supplies in an enemy's country, and of being ever on the watch. Sherman's army was not so well-dressed as the Army of the Potomac, but their marching could not be Hd Qtrs 7th Iowa Infty, Louisville Ky July 4th 65 ... tell Father I dont think it advisable to sell the farm at the price he mentioned. ......
Page 124 - Parrott's, and order them to pay no attention to the side firing by which the enemy may attempt to divert their attention. I think those guns will make Atlanta of less value to them as a large machine shop and depot of supplies, The inhabitants have, of course, got out.
Page 139 - In several instances this corps (signal corps) has transmitted orders and brought me information of the greatest importance that could not have reached me in any other way. I will instance one most remarkable case. When the enemy had cut our wires and actually made a lodgement on our railroad about Big Shanty, the signal officers on...
Page 5 - history" does not do you or that grand old Regiment even partial justice. A complete history of all that you did, dared, endured and sacrificed in crushing the rebellion, and preserving for posterity the Government, purchased with the blood of Revolutionary fathers, will never be written. No man or number of men now living can do that.
Page 5 - I trust that it contains nothing that it should not. l have tried to write a history of the Thirty-seventh Regiment, and to exclude from it every word that might be offensive to any comrade. The effort throughout has been to state, without ornamentation or exaggeration, as many plain and important facts as possible without partiality to any Company or person.
Page 5 - If the history records more of the deeds of Company K than of other Companies, it is because the writer belonged to that Company, and not because he did not want to be fair with other Companies. Each enlisted man in the Regiment remembers more about his own Company than about other Companies.
Page 25 - The sacking of Athens has often been condemned even by men in the North, but whether it was right or wrong, it had a good effect on the rebels, and was about what those Athenian rebels deserved. For the first year or two our armies dealt entirely too leniently with them.

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