The Army Reunion: With Reports of the Meetings of the Societies of the Army of the Cumberland; the Army of the Tennessee; the Army of the Ohio: and the Army of Georgia

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S.C. Griggs, 1869 - Chicago (Ill.). - 339 pages
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Page 135 - Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried ; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where our hero we buried.
Page 135 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet nor in shroud we wound him; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest With his martial cloak around him. 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 132 - On fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead.
Page 98 - Some of these foraging parties had encounters with the enemy which would in ordinary times rank as respectable battles. The behavior of our troops in Savannah has been so manly, so quiet, so perfect, that I take it as the best evidence of discipline and true courage. Never was a hostile city, filled with women and children, occupied by a large army with less disorder, or more system, order, and good government. The same general and generous spirit of confidence and good feeling pervades the army...
Page 215 - Treasurer, EL Dalton, Dallas, Texas, Chairman, S. Cameron Corson, Norristown, Pa., Joshua Atwood, Boston, Mass., members of the Finance Committee. Motion was carried that the Secretary be instructed to cast the ballot of the Convention for the nominees presented, which was done and they were declared duly elected. CHAIRMAN RANKIN: Gentlemen, I hardly know what to say on this occasion, but I certainly appreciate what you have done. When I think of the Convention that we are holding now, the success...
Page 128 - By teaching us to consider our fellowcitizens in a hostile light, the whole body of our nation becomes gradually less dear to us. The very names of affection and kindred, which were the bond of charity whilst we agreed, become new incentives to hatred and rage, when the communion of our country is dissolved.
Page 245 - I regret that it will not be in my power to be present at the meeting and to see our dear friend once more.
Page 225 - The following resolution was offered and adopted : Resolved, That the thanks of this Society be presented to the...
Page 128 - In conclusion, I beg to express, in the most emphatic manner, my entire satisfaction with the tone and temper of the whole army. Nothing seems to dampen their energy, zeal, or cheerfulness. It is impossible to conceive a march involving more labor and exposure, yet I...
Page 128 - Civil wars strike deepest of all into the manners of the people. They vitiate their politics; they corrupt their morals; they pervert even the natural taste and relish of equity and justice.

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