The Story of the Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1864

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Press of W.J. Coulter, 1898 - Massachusetts - 422 pages
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Page 117 - God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It...
Page 102 - We shall meet, but we shall miss him, There will be one vacant chair; We shall linger to caress him, While we breathe our evening prayer.
Page 205 - ... be preserved. Yesterday, Major Philbrick and myself, with the aid of a borrowed key (his own being lost), unlocked his valise, and placed in it his watch, pistol, gold ring, and other articles of value. To-day, I have directed this to you at Auburndale, and shall forward it by Adams...
Page 80 - Drainsville, and that I was extremely desirous of ascertaining the exact position and force of the enemy in our front, and exploring, as far as it was safe, on the right toward Leesburg, and on the left toward the Leesburg and Gum Spring road. I also informed Colonel Baker that General Gorman, opposite Edwards...
Page 97 - Soldiers of Massachusetts, men of Worcester County, with these fearful gaps in your lines, with the recollection of the terrible struggle of Monday fresh upon your thoughts, with the knowledge of the bereaved and soulstricken ones at home, weeping for those whom they will see no more on earth, with that hospital before your eyes filled with wounded and maimed comrades, I ask you now whether you are ready again to meet the traitorous foe who are endeavoring to subvert our government, and who are crushing...
Page 328 - Never before, since the discovery of gunpowder, had such a mass of lead been hurled into a space so narrow as that which now embraced the scene of combat. Large standing trees were literally cut off and brought to the ground by infantry fire alone ; ' their great limbs whipped into basket stuff that could be woven by the hand of a girl.
Page 102 - At our fireside, sad and lonely, Often will the bosom swell, At remembrance of the story How our noble Willie fell ; How he strove to bear our banner Through the thickest of the fight, And upheld our...
Page 231 - With skilful touch he turned away Death's wishful hand from wounded men ; But when was done that doleful day, The living laid him with the slain. " Thy hurt to heal, O native land ! What mortal might he did and dared ; And when all service of his hand Seemed not enough, his heart he bared, " And laid his life upon thy hurt, By losing all, to make thee whole ; But could not lose his high desert And place on Memory's record-roll.
Page 120 - ... value of a woollen shirt or pair of pantaloons, and could not be driven away until the men had exhausted their supply of old clothing. At ten o'clock AM, the clerk of the prison entered the room with the following written parole, which was signed by the officers, and subsequently by the men:— " We, the undersigned, in the service of the United States, prisoners of war, pledge our word of honor that we will not, by arms, information, or otherwise, during the existence of hostilities between...
Page 16 - States, to aid in the maintenance of the laws and the peace of the Union. His Excellency the Commander-in-chief therefore orders, — That the commanding officer of each company of volunteer militia examine with care the roll of his company, and cause the name of each member, together with his rank and place of residence, to be properly recorded, and a copy of the same to be forwarded to the office of the Adjutant-General.

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