Forty Years of Active Service: Being Some History of the War Between the Confederacy and the Union and of the Events Leading Up to It, with Reminiscences of the Struggle and Accounts of the Author's Experiences of Four Years from Private to Lieutenant-colonel and Acting Colonel in the Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia ...
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Page 174 - tis gory, Yet 'tis wreathed around with glory, And 'twill live in song and story Though its folds are in the dust ! For its fame on brightest pages, Penned by poets and by sages, Shall go sounding down the ages — Furl its folds though now we must...
Page 345 - ... free and unlimited coinage of silver at a ratio of sixteen to one...
Page 343 - When such report is made and accepted it will, in my opinion, be the duty of the United States to resist by every means in its power as a wilful aggression upon its rights and interests the appropriation by Great Britain of any lands or the exercise of governmental jurisdiction over any territory which after investigation we have determined of right belongs to Venezuela.
Page 290 - But our present tariff laws, the vicious, inequitable, and illogical source of unnecessary taxation, ought to be at once revised and amended. These laws, as their primary and plain .effect, raise the price to consumers of all articles imported and subject to duty, by precisely the sum paid for such duties.
Page 15 - If the seceding States abstain "from any and all acts calculated to produce a collision of arms," then the danger so much to be deprecated will no longer exist.
Page 39 - All unheard sweet Nature's cadence, Trump of fame and voice of maidens, Now he takes his rest. Earth that all too soon hath bound him, Gently wrap his clay; Linger lovingly around him, Light of dying day ; Softly fall the summer showers, Birds and bees among the flowers Make the gloom seem gay.
Page 186 - May last, and an object of censure to a portion of the country, I have thought it probable that my occupation of the position of president might draw upon the college a feeling of hostility; and I should, therefore, cause injury to an institution which it would be my highest desire to advance.