Historical Record of the First Regiment Maryland Infantry: With an Appendix Containing a Register of the Officers and Enlisted Men, Biographies of Deceased Officers, Etc. War of the Rebellion, 1861-65

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Gibson brothers, printers, 1871 - Maryland - 312 pages
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Page 98 - Each soldier's eye shall brightly turn To where thy sky-born glories burn ; And, as his springing steps advance, Catch war and vengeance from the glance.
Page 96 - From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go mark him well : For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim ; Despite those titles, power and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored and unsung.
Page 198 - The enemy were driven from their strong line of works and completely routed, the Fifth Corps doubling up their left flank in confusion; and the cavalry of General Merritt dashing on to the White Oak road, capturing their artillery and turning it upon them, and riding into their broken ranks, so demoralized them that they made no serious stand after their line was carried, but took to flight in disorder.
Page 126 - Soldiers, the eyes of the whole country are looking with anxious hope to the blow you are about to strike in the most sacred cause that ever called men to arms. Remember your homes, your wives and children, and bear in mind that the sooner your enemies are overcome the sooner you will be returned to enjoy the benefits and blessings of peace. Bear .with patience the hardships and sacrifices you will be called upon to endure.
Page 146 - Your heroic deeds, noble endurance of fatigue and privation, will ever be memorable. Let us return thanks to God for the mercy thus shown us, and ask earnestly for its continuance.
Page 42 - Flournoy instantly hurled his forces in column against the enemy, and broke their centre. They, however, speedily reformed in an orchard on the right of the turnpike, when a second gallant and decisive charge being made against them, their cavalry broke and fled, the cannoneers abandoned their guns, and the infantry threw down their arms, and scattered in utter rout. Other Confederate troops speedily arriving, the fields and woods were gleaned, and nearly the whole opposing force was killed or captured....
Page 43 - On the twenty-third of May it was discovered that the whole force of the enemy was in movement down the valley of the Shenandoah, between the Massanutten Mountain \ and the Blue Ridge, and in close proximity to the town. Their cavalry had captured a considerable number of our pickets before the alarm was given.
Page 43 - Royal in itself is an indefensible position. Two mountain valleys debouch suddenly upon the town from the south, commanding it by almost inaccessible hills, and it is at the same time exposed to flank movements by other mountain valleys via Strasburgh on the west, and Chester Gap on the east.
Page 146 - SOLDIERS : — The moment has arrived when your commanding General feels authorized to address you in terms of congratulation. For eight days and nights, almost without intermission, in rain and sunshine, you have been gallantly fighting a desperate foe in positions naturally strong, and rendered doubly so by intrenchments.
Page 4 - The sum of $1,000,000 is hereby appropriated for the purpose of procuring the necessary equipments and outfits of the military force of the city of New York now engaged or which may hereafter be engaged in the service of the State of New York, in pursuance of the requisition of the President of the United States, and to provide for the aid or support of the families of such of the officers and men so engaged as may require the same.

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