History of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Regiment: New York Volunteers (U.S. Infantry) : in the Late Civil War

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Press of Enterprise Publishing Company, 1894 - New York infantry. 128th regiment - 280 pages

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Page 160 - In moving back to this point the whole country from the Blue Ridge to the North Mountain has been made entirely untenable for a rebel army.
Page 70 - I am willing to surrender to you, and will appoint a commission of three officers to meet a similiar commission appointed by yourself, at nine o'clock this morning, for the purpose of agreeing upon and drawing up the terms of surrender; and for that purpose I ask for a cessation of hostilities.
Page 70 - B. Irwin, as the officers to meet the commission appointed by you. " They will meet your officers, at the hour designated, at a point where the flag of truce was received this morning. I will direct that active hostilities shall entirely cease On my part, until further notice, for the purpose stated. "Very respectfully, your obedient servant, "NP BANKS, Major-General commanding.
Page 61 - We are at all points upon the threshold of his fortifications. One more advance, and they are ours. For the last duty that victory imposes, the Commanding General summons the bold men of the corps to the organization of a storming column of a thousand men, to vindicate the flag of the Union and the memory of its defenders who have fallen.
Page 144 - I knew it was impossible for me to get orders through Washington to Sheridan to make a move, because they would be stopped there and such orders as Halleck's caution (and that of the Secretary of War) would suggest would be given instead, and would, no doubt, be contradictory to mine.
Page 139 - Chief of Cavalry, Middle Military Division: General: In compliance with instructions of the lieutenant-general commanding, you will make the necessary arrangements and give the necessary orders for the destruction of the wheat and hay south of a line from Millwood to Winchester and Petticoat Gap. You will seize all mules, horses, and cattle that may be useful to our army. Loyal citizens can bring in their claims against the Government for this necessary destruction. No houses will be burned, and...
Page 61 - Orders on the Roll of Honor. Division Commanders will at once report the names of the Officers and Men who may volunteer for this service, in order that the organization of the Column may be completed without delay.
Page 94 - In fact, we have nothing green here but the Archduke Max, who firmly believes that he is going forth to Mexico to establish an American empire, and that it is his divine mission to destroy the dragon of democracy and re-establish the true Church, the Right Divine, and all sorts of games. Poor young man ! . . . . " Our information from home is to the 12th.
Page 61 - General summons the bold men of the corps to the organization of a storming column of a thousand men, to vindicate the flag of the Union and the memory of its defenders who have fallen. " Let them come forward. Officers who lead the column of victory in this last assault may be assured of...
Page 163 - ... in the morning. The movement took all night. All through the hours of darkness the silent figures moved to their position near the sleeping enemy. An entire brigade of cavalry was moved in this way, and reached the point in about one and a half hours in advance of the men. I instructed the cavalry that as soon as I got ready to move they were to proceed in my front, rush across the river, open on the cavalry pickets, and capture them if possible. If they could not do this, they were to put their...

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