History of the Twenty-second Regiment of the National Guard of the State of New York: From Its Organization to 1895, Volume 22, Part 4

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E. W. Dayton, 1896 - New York (State) - 762 pages
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Page 189 - The enemy is now on our soil. The whole country looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe. Our failure to do so will leave us no such welcome as the swelling of millions of hearts with pride and joy at our success •would give to every soldier of the army.
Page 189 - Corps and other commanders are authorized to order the instant death of any soldier who fails in his duty at this hour.
Page 143 - STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington, DC About twelve thousand (12,000) men are now on the move for Harrisburg, in good spirits and well equipped. The Governor says: " Shall troops continue to be forwarded ?
Page 293 - ... be attached to old divisions, and thus disperse the greenness. They cannot be maneuvered, and as a command it is quite helpless, excepting in the kind of duty I have kept them on in the mountains. I have here about 4,000 men, and I suppose 2,000 have straggled away since I left Carlisle. General Knipe is the only one I have with me who is at all serviceable, and he is anxious to get back to his own brigade in the Twelfth Corps. I am utterly powerless, without aid and...
Page 125 - Commander-in-Chief," it said, " avails himself of the occasion of the return of the Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-Second, Twenty-Fifth, Thirty-Seventh, Forty-Seventh, and Sixty-Ninth Regiments of the National Guard to the State of New York, to thank them for the services they have rendered to the country, and for the honor they have reflected on the State. Summoned the second time in thirteen months by a sudden and urgent call to the aid of the general government,...
Page 141 - President directs me to return his thanks, with those of the Department, for your prompt response. A strong movement of your city regiments to Philadelphia would be a very encouraging movement, and do great good in giving strength to that State. " The call had to be for six months unless sooner discharged in order to comply with the law. It is not likely that more than thirty days' service — perhaps not so long — would be required.
Page 278 - The general-in-chief has directed me to assume the general command of all the troops you have in the field. This, in view of my ignorance of the number, organization, and position of your troops, is a very difficult matter. Lee, from all I can learn, is withdrawing towards Hagerstown and Williamsport. I propose to move via Middletown and South mountain...
Page 145 - Zd, 1863. To His Excellency, GOVERNOR SEYMOUR : Send forward more troops as rapidly as possible. Every hour increases the necessity for large forces to protect. Pennsylvania. The battles of yesterday were not decisive, and if Meade -should be defeated, unless we have a large army, this State will be overrun by the rebels.
Page 141 - States would furnish militia for a short term, to be ordered on the draft, it would greatly advance the object. Will you please inform me, immediately, if, in answer to a special call of the President, you can raise and forward say...
Page 143 - The President directs me to return his thanks to his Excellency, Governor Seymour and his staff, for their energetic and prompt action. Whether any further force is likely to be required will be communicated to you to-morrow, by which time it is expected the movements of the enemy will be more fully developed.

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