What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
A. P. Hill advance American appointed arms army artillery assault attack battery battle Bragg brave brigade Bull Run Burnside camp Captain captured cavalry Centreville charge Chattanooga Colonel command Confeder Confederate Corinth corps crossed defeated division drove duty early enemy enemy's engaged eral fell back field fight fire flag flank fleet force Fortress Monroe fought front gallant Government Grant gunboats guns held Hill honor Hooker hundred infantry intrenched Jackson Johnston July Kentucky killed land Lee's Lieutenant loss lost Lyon March McClellan McClernand McCook ment miles military Mississippi Missouri morning Mountain moved movement night numbers officers Ohio ordered position Potomac President prisoners pushed railroad reached rear rebel regiment repulsed retreat Richmond river road Roanoke Island Rosecrans routed sent Sheridan Sherman soldiers soon South South Carolina surrender Tennessee Thomas thousand took troops United Vicksburg victory Virginia volunteers Washington West Point wounded York Zouaves
Page 388 - Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding.
Page 339 - And furthermore, as president of the Board of Supervisors, I beg you to take immediate steps to relieve me as superintendent, the moment the State determines to secede, for on no earthly account will I do any act or think any thought hostile to or in defiance of the old Government of the United States.
Page 256 - Had'st thou but lived, though stripp'd of power, A watchman on the lonely tower, Thy thrilling trump had roused the land, When fraud or danger were at hand...
Page 256 - In order to justify secession as a constitutional remedy, it must be on the principle that the Federal Government is a mere voluntary association of States, to be dissolved at pleasure by any one of the contracting parties.
Page 399 - ... cause and pretext of the Rebellion), and opened the way to the rightful authorities to restore order, and inaugurate peace on a permanent and enduring basis on every foot of American soil. "Your marches, sieges, and battles, in distance, duration, resolution, and brilliancy of results, dim the lustre of the world's past military achievements, and will be the patriot's precedent in defense of liberty and right in all time to come.
Page 256 - I see no present end of this business. We must conquer the South. Afterward we must be prepared to do its police in its own behalf, and in behalf of its black population, whom this war must, without precipitation, emancipate. We must hold the South as the metropolitan police holds New York. All this is inevitable. Now I wish to enroll myself at once in the -Police of the Nation, and for life, if the nation will take me. I do not see that I can put myself — experience and character — to any more...
Page 256 - He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time: For his soul pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked.
Page 256 - The womanly grace of temperament merely enhanced the unusual manliness of his character and impression. It was like a delicate carnation upon the cheek of a robust man ; for his humor was exuberant. He seldom laughed loud, but his smile was sweet and appreciative. Then the range of his sympathies was so large, that he enjoyed every kind of life and person, and was everywhere at home. In walking and riding, in skating and running, in games out of doors and in, no one of us all in the neighborhood...