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"A Christian soldier Fights Corruption and Immoraity--the Civil War Letters of Jacob Rhodehamel"
My thesis used A WAIF OF WAR as the chief reference book. Now I am writing a grant to to United Art
to turn his story into an epoic novel .
I would be interested in purchasing an origional copy. {I have gotten it through library interloan.}
And, Jacob Rhodehamel has many descendents and I would love to acquire a photo of him and / or his family.
Marilyn Witko Rosinski

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Page i - Here the free spirit of mankind at length, Throws its last fetters off; and who shall place A limit to the giant's unchained strength^ Or curb his swiftness in the forward race...
Page 176 - Hood's movements and strategy had demonstrated that he had an army capable of endangering at all times my communications, but unable to meet me in open fight. To follow him would simply amount to being decoyed away from Georgia, with little prospect of overtaking and overwhelming him. To remain on the defensive would have been bad policy for an army of so great value as the one I then commanded, and I was forced to adopt a course more fruitful in results than the naked one of following him to the...
Page 136 - ... within two miles of Resaca, but received a wound which disabled him and gave the command of his brigade to Colonel Murray, who according to his orders wheeled out of the road, leaving General McPherson to pass. General McPherson struck the enemy's infantry pickets near Resaca, and drove them within their fortified lines, and occupied a ridge of bald hills, his right on the Oostanaula, about two miles below the railroad bridge, and his left abreast the town.
Page 79 - We will not, or we cannot fling Its sadness from our breast ; We cling to it instinctively, We pant for its unrest ! We are scattered — we are scattered! Yet may we meet again In a brighter and a purer sphere, Beyond the reach of pain ! Where the shadows of this lower world Can never cloud the eye — Where the mortal hath put brightly on Its IMMORTALITY ! SONG.
Page 182 - I followed early in the morning of the 29th with Stewart's and Cheatham's Corps, and Johnson's Division of Lee's Corps, leaving the other Divisions of Lee's Corps in the enemy's front at Columbia. The troops moved in light marching order, with only one battery to the corps. My object being to...
Page 57 - Thomas's two divisions at Nolensville, McCook was to attack Hardee at Triune ; and if the enemy reinforced Hardee, Thomas was to support McCook. If McCook beat Hardee, or Hardee retreated, and the enemy met us at Stewart's Creek, five miles south of Lavergne, Crittenden was to attack him ; Thomas was to come in on his left flank, and McCook, after detaching a division to pursue or observe Hardee, if retreating south, was to move with the remainder of his force on their rear.
Page 141 - If an army engaged in regular operations were likened to an engine drawing its supplies by means of long pipes from a river, the principle of the
Page 212 - Enough of merit has each honor'd name, To shine, untarnish'd, on the rolls of fame ; To stand the example of each distant age, And add new lustre to the historic page : For soon their deeds, illustrious, shall be shown In breathing bronze, or animated stone, Or where the canvass, starting into life, Revives the glories of the crimson strife.
Page 126 - ... forms Buzzard's Roost. The column steadily advanced along this ridge, with Long in front, driving the enemy from all the ground north of the creek. Arriving in the valley, Long deployed to the right, along the base of the hills to the west, while the SEVENTY-FIFTH and Eighty-fourth Illinois moved down the valley on the left of the cavalry, covering the slope of the eastern ridge with skirmishers, thus protecting the right flank of the line. The Twenty-fourth Ohio supported the cavalry. Sharp...
Page 64 - ... determined until near sunrise, when a vigorous attack was made upon Willich's and Kirk's brigades. These troops seemed not to have been fully prepared for the assault, and with little or no resistance retreated from their position leaving their artillery in the hands of the enemy. This left my right brigade...

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