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History of the Philadelphia Brigade. Sixty-Ninth, Seventy-First ..., Volume 1
Charles H Banes
No preview available - 2015
advance army arrival artillery assault attack Ball's Bluff batteries bridge Camp Observation campaign Captain cavalry Cold Harbor Colonel Baker column command commenced Confederate Corp'l Private crossed Culp's Hill Died at Andersonville Died at Philadelphia Died of wounds duty enemy Fair Oaks Falmouth fight fire Fitz John Porter flank force front guns halted Hancock Harrison's Landing heavy Hooker Hundred and Sixth James James River John July June June 29 Killed at Antietam Killed at Ball's Killed at Fredericksburg Killed at Gettysburg Killed at Petersburg Killed at Savage Killed at Spottsylvania Killed at Wilderness large number Lieutenant line of battle loss miles moved movement night o'clock officers Philadelphia Brigade picket plank road Poolesville position Potomac rear regiment river Savage Station Second Corps Second Division Sedgwick Sept Seventy-First Seventy-Second Sixth Corps Sixty-Ninth skirmishers soldiers Sumner tion troops woods wounds received
Page 172 - If the head of Lee's army is at Martinsburg and the tail of it on the plank road between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the animal must be very slim somewhere. Could you not break him?
Page 9 - ... to-day; and if a man whose hair is gray, who is well-nigh worn out in the battle and toil of life, may pledge himself on such an occasion and in such an audience, let me say, as my last word, that when, amid sheeted fire and flame, I saw and led the hosts of New York as they charged...
Page 177 - Whatever fatigues and sacrifices we may be called upon to undergo, let us have in view constantly the magnitude of the interests involved, and let each man determine to do his duty, leaving to an all-controlling Providence the decision of the contest. It is with just diffidence that I relieve, in the command of this army, an eminent and accomplished soldier, whose name...
Page 251 - You have compelled him to abandon his fortifications on the Rapidan, to retire and attempt to stop your onward progress ; and now he has abandoned the last intrenched position so tenaciously held, suffering a loss in all of eighteen guns, twenty-two colors, and eight thousand prisoners, including two general officers.
Page 180 - The enemy are on our soil; the whole country now 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 this army.
Page 92 - You have saved all your material, all your trains and all your guns, except a few lost in battle, taking in return guns and colors from the enemy. Upon your march, you...
Page 251 - 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 10 - ... when, amid sheeted fire and flame, I saw and led the hosts of New York as they charged in contest upon a foreign soil for the honor of your flag, so again, if Providence shall will it, this feeble hand shall draw a sword, never yet dishonored — not to fight for distant honor in a foreign land, but to fight for country, for home, for law, for Government, for Constitution, for right, for freedom, for humanity ; and in the hope that the banner of my country may advance, and wheresoever that banner...
Page 92 - Upon your march you have been assailed day after day with desperate fury, by men of the same race and nation, .skillfully massed and led.
Page 10 - And if from the far Pacific a voice, feebler than the feeblest murmur upon its shore, may be heard to give you courage and hope in the contest, that voice . is yours to-day ; and if a man whose hair is gray, who is well-nigh worn out in the battle and toil of life, may pledge himself on such an occasion and in such an audience, let me say — as my last word — that...