The Twenty-second Pennsylvania Cavalry and the Ringgold Battalion, 1861-1865

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New Werner Company, 1911 - Pennsylvania - 538 pages
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The Ringgold Cavalry was formed in 1847 and practiced until they answered the call in 1861, being inducted into the U.S. Army in June. They and the Washington Cavalry Company (organized in 1861) and five new companies (organized in 1862) were all from Washington County, Pennsylvania and were known as the Ringgold Battalion. In 1864 this Battalion became part of the newly organized Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry's 22nd regiment.

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Page 418 - UP from the South at break of day, Bringing to Winchester fresh dismay, The affrighted air with a shudder bore, Like a herald in haste, to the chieftain's door, The terrible grumble, and rumble, and roar, Telling the battle was on once more, And Sheridan twenty miles away.
Page 419 - Temple of Fame — There, with the glorious General's name, Be it said in letters both bold and bright : "Here is the steed that saved the day, By carrying Sheridan into the fight, From Winchester — twenty miles away!
Page 534 - Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail, And frighted waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack, Each dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee, And smile to see thy splendors fly In triumph o'er his closing eye.
Page 40 - That the 22d day of February, 1862, be the day for a general movement of the land and naval forces of the United States against the insurgent forces.
Page 418 - Still sprung from those swift hoofs, thundering South, The dust, like smoke from the cannon's mouth. Or the trail of a comet, sweeping faster and faster, Foreboding to traitors the doom of disaster.
Page 419 - And the wave of retreat checked its course there, because The sight of the master compelled it to pause. With foam and with dust the black charger was gray; By the flash of his eye, and the red nostril's play, He seemed to the whole great army to say, "I have brought you Sheridan all the way From Winchester down to save the day!
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Page 148 - Dearest love, do you remember When we last did meet, How you told me that you loved me Kneeling at my feet? Oh, how proud you stood before -me In your suit of blue, When you vowed to me and country Ever to be true. CHORUS Weeping, sad and lonely, Hopes and fears, how vain! Yet praying When this cruel war is over, Praying that we meet again.
Page 533 - Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night, And set the stars of glory there ; She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure, celestial white With streakings of the morning light ; Then from his mansion in the sun She called her eagle bearer down, And gave into his mighty hand The symbol of her chosen land.
Page 533 - 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.

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