Mosby's Rangers: A Record of the Operations of the Forty-third Battalion of Virginia Cavalry from Its Organization to the Surrender
This book is about a soldier's life serving under Colonel Mosby from the first muster up to the surrender and disbandment.
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Aldie army artillery Ashby's Gap attack Battalion Berryville Brigade camp Capt Captain captured Centreville Chapman charge Charles Charlestown Colonel Mosby Company Confederate crossed dashed detachment Eighth Illinois enemy enemy's escape Fairfax Court House Fauquier Fauquier County Federal cavalry fight fire force Front Royal guard guerrillas halted Harper's Ferry Hatcher Headquarters horses infantry J. E. B. STUART James John killed Leesburg Lieut Lieutenant Loudoun Loudoun County Loudoun Rangers Major Major-General Manassas March Maryland Middleburg miles morning Mosby's command mounted moved mules night officers ordered paroled party passed Pennsylvania Cavalry picket pike pistol Potomac prisoners raid railroad Rangers rear rebel Rectortown regiment Respectfully returned Richards Richmond river road rode Salem scout sent Sergeant Shenandoah Shenandoah River Sheridan shot soldiers soon started surrender Thomas train Turner turnpike Upperville Valley vicinity Virginia Cavalry wagons Warrenton Washington William Wiltshire Winchester woods wounded Yankees York Cavalry
Page 514 - tis the proud refrain That baffles minions back amain, Maryland! Arise in majesty again, Maryland, my Maryland! Come! for thy shield is bright and strong, Maryland! Come! for thy dalliance does thee wrong, Maryland! Come to thine own heroic throng Stalking with Liberty along, And chant thy dauntless slogan-song, Maryland, my Maryland! I see the blush upon thy cheek, Maryland! For thou wast ever bravely meek, Maryland! But lo! there surges forth a shriek, From hill to hill, from creek to creek, Potomac...
Page 515 - I see the blush upon thy cheek, Maryland! For thou wast ever bravely meek, Maryland ! But lo! there surges forth a shriek, From hill to hill, from creek to creek, Potomac calls to Chesapeake, Maryland, my Maryland! Thou wilt not yield the Vandal toll, Maryland!
Page 518 - The years creep slowly by, Lorena; The snow is on the grass again; The sun's low down the sky, Lorena; The frost gleams where the flowers have been. But the heart throbs on as warmly now As when the summer days were nigh; Oh, the sun can never dip so low Adown affection's cloudless sky.
Page 517 - Ye men of valor, gather round the banner of the right, Texas and fair Louisiana, join us in the fight: Davis, our loved President, and Stephens, statesman rare, Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star.
Page 514 - Hark to an exiled son's appeal, Maryland ! My Mother- State, to thee I kneel ! Maryland ! For life and death, for woe and weal, Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland! My Maryland! Thou wilt not cower in the dust, Maryland ! Thy beaming sword shall never rust, Maryland ! Remember Carroll's sacred trust, Remember Howard's warlike thrust And all thy slumberers with the just, Maryland! My Maryland! Come ! 'Tis the red dawn of the day, Maryland ! Come...
Page 515 - Maryland ! But lo! there surges forth a shriek, From hill to hill, from creek to creek, Potomac calls to Chesapeake, Maryland, my Maryland! . Thou wilt not yield the Vandal toll, Maryland! Thou wilt not crook to his control, Maryland! Better the fire upon thee roll, Better the shot, the blade, the bowl, Than crucifixion of the soul, Maryland, my Maryland! I hear the distant thunder hum, Maryland! The Old Line's bugle, fife, and drum, Maryland!
Page 519 - Tis dust to dust beneath the sod; But there, up there, 'tis heart to heart.
Page 317 - Mosby has annoyed me considerably; but the people are beginning to see that he does not injure me a great deal, but causes a loss to them of all that they have spent their lives in accumulating.
Page 513 - The despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland ! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore And be the battle queen of yore, Maryland, my Maryland!