The Knightly Soldier: A Biography of Major Henry Ward Camp, Tenth Conn. Vols

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Nichols and Noyes, 1865 - United States - 319 pages
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Page 42 - No: there is a voice from the tomb sweeter than song. There is a remembrance of the dead to which we turn even from the charms of the living.
Page 42 - Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Page 34 - The— knights — are — dust.— Their— good —swords— rust.— Their — souls— are — with —the— saints— we— trust.
Page 37 - ... respect for him and the Saviour to whom he prayed. He said very little ; but he said enough to lead me to think over my past life, and to cast a glance at the future. I shall never forget the impression that first conversation had upon my mind. It was not so much what he said as the way he said it. He believed he was setting forth God's truth, and spoke as if he knew it was so. I believed that he knew it was true, though unable to explain how he became conscious of it. This I pondered, and felt...
Page 305 - I at the left. We had hardly a hundred men in the ranks ; and the regiment looked like a single company, with a captain and lieutenant to manage it. The men needed little in the way of orders or instruction, — they knew just what to do, and did it. At the first fire, the regiment on our right turned and ran. Our men saw it ; knew that their flank was now exposed ; nothing there to hinder the immediate advance of the enemy. Nothing is so apt to strike men with panic. Our men paid no other attention...
Page 310 - Road, to the eztensive plains between that and the Charles-City Road. There was another halt to form for an attack. The morning was delightful. It was the opening of a bright October day. The air was clear and bracing. The first rays of the rising sun were reflected from the frosted surface of the wide-reaching grassy fields, and from the many hued forest-trees beyond, as the skirmishers of three brigades deployed, and moved in their wavy line, extending far to right and left, up toward the belt...
Page 26 - Virtus pulchrior e pulchro corpore veniens. ' His handsome face, his manly bearing, and his glorious strength, made that gentleness and goodness which won our love, the more illustrious. I well remember, while in college, riding out one day with a classmate of his, and passing him, as, erect and light of foot, he strode lustily up a long hill, and the enthusiasm with which my comrade pronounced this eulogy, ' There's Henry Camp, a perfect man, '. who never did any thing to hurt his body or soul...
Page 305 - Nothing is so apt to strike men witli panic. Our men paid no other attention to it than to give a rousing cheer just to show the enemy that they had no thought of giving ground ; then turned steadily to their work. Each man stood fast. Where a comrade fell, they gave him room to lie, — no more. There was no random firing in air, but rapid loading, cool aim, and shots that told. It was good to see such fighting.
Page 256 - ... strong works. This assault was witnessed by Major Camp, of the Tenth Connecticut, who, in a private letter to his family, published in HC Trumbull's " Knightly Soldier," graphically described the part taken by General Lynch as follows : Speaking of the first advance he says, " There are two or three mounted officers — one of them with a straw hat — cantering about among the men. That looks to us like recklessness. We are in the habit of seeing officers go into a fight dismounted; but we can't...
Page 306 - There was no random firing in the air, but rapid loading, cool aim, and shots that told. It was good to see such fighting. Those whom we met were no raw recruits. They fought well. For a while, though unable to advance, they stood their ground. Broken once, they rallied again at the urging of their officers, and once more tried to move forward through the fire that mowed them down. It was of no use ; again thrown into confusion, they fell back, leaving their dead and wounded on the field. . . . The...

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