Hardtack and Coffee; Or, The Unwritten Story of Army Life: Including Chapters on Enlisting, Life in Tents and Log Huts, Jonahs and Beats, Offences and Punishments, Raw Recruits, Foraging, Corps and Corps Badges, the Wagon Trains, the Army Mule, the Engineer Corps, the Signal Corps, Etc
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Hardtack and Coffee; Or, the Unwritten Story of Army Life, Including ...
John Davis Billings
No preview available - 2015
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Page 184 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever, and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and Articles of War.
Page 280 - Came through the jaws of death, Back from the mouth of hell, All that was left of them, Left of six hundred. When can their glory fade? Oh, the wild charge they made! All the world wondered. Honor the charge they made, Honor the Light Brigade, Noble six hundred!
Page 224 - Negroes who are able-bodied and can be of service to the several columns may be taken along ; but each army commander will bear in mind that the question of supplies is a very important one, and that his first duty is to see to those who bear arms.
Page 224 - As for horses, mules, wagons, etc., belonging to the inhabitants, the cavalry and artillery may appropriate freely and without limit; discriminating, however, between the rich, who are usually hostile, and the poor and industrious, usually neutral or friendly.
Page 280 - Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die, Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.
Page 184 - I, , do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies...
Page 366 - Xerxes commanded two other bridges to be built, one for the army to pass over, and the other for the baggage and beasts of burden.
Page 208 - And have marched and fought in all kinds of weather, And hungry and full we have been ; Had days of battle and days of rest; But this memory I cling to, and love the best — We have drank from the same canteen.