Maine at Gettysburg

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"It will be found to contain principally an account of the monuments erected by the State of Maine on the Gettysburg Battlefield ... ; a full description of each monument, accompanied with half-tone pictures; the exercises attending their dedication; a statement of the part taken by each of the fifteen regiments, battalions, batteries, or other commands of Maine troops, illustrated with maps and diagrams; a list of participants in each command, with casualties in the same; a list of Maine generals, and staff and other officers additional to Maine organizations; a historical sketch of each command; and a brief summary of the work of the committee"--Preface.

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Page 223 - That close the pestilence are broke, And crowded cities wail its stroke ; Come in Consumption's ghastly form, The earthquake shock, the ocean storm ; Come when the heart beats high and warm, With banquet song, and dance, and wine,— And thou art terrible : the tear, The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier, And all we know, or dream, or fear, Of agony, are thine.
Page 567 - THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord : And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always.
Page 65 - Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Page 221 - Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 571 - But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate— we can not consecrate— we can not hallow— this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
Page 545 - In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heartdrawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream, and lo!
Page 551 - Laurels and tears for thee, boy, Laurels and tears for thee! Laurels of light, moist with the precious dew Of the inmost heart of the nation's loving heart. And blest by the balmy breath of the beautiful and the true; Moist — moist with the luminous breath of the singing spheres And the nation's starry tears!
Page 88 - In our line, but we still pressed on at a double-quick until we reached the bottom, a distance of about 75 yards from the ridge we had just crossed, and about the same distance from the college, in our front.
Page 96 - At the same time his artillery, of which we were now within canister range, opened upon us. 'But owing to the darkness of the evening now verging into night, and the deep obscurity afforded by the smoke of the firing, our exact locality could not be discovered by the enemy's gunners, and we thus escaped what, in the full light of day, could have been nothing else but horrible slaughter.
Page 571 - Upon this plinth rests an octagonal molded base, bearing upon its face, in high relief, the National arms. The upper die and cap are circular in form, the die being encircled by stars equal in number with the States whose sons contributed their lives as the price of the victory won at Gettysburg.

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