Fighting Joe: Or, The Fortunes of a Staff Officer. A Story of the Great Rebellion

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Lee and Shepard, 1893 - Children's stories, American - 326 pages

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Page 160 - ... would not dismount till he had given his last order to advance. He was himself in the very front. Swaying unsteadily on his horse, he turned in his seat to look about him. "There is a regiment to the right. Order it forward! Crawford and Gordon are coming up. Tell them to carry those woods and hold them — and it is our fight ! " It was found that the bullet had passed completely through his foot.
Page 184 - ... These dispositions, faithfully sustained, insured the enemy's speedy evacuation of Chattanooga for want of food and forage." These reverses caused the enemy to send forward reinforcements from the army at Vicksburg, and also to assign General Grant to the command in Tennessee. As early as September 23d the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps of the Army of the Potomac were detached, and sent under General Hooker to Tennessee, and assigned to protect Rosecrans's line of communication from Bridgeport to...
Page 68 - You are one of those brawling rebel women who have done so much to keep up the spirits of the chivalry in this iniquitous rebellion. You are one of the feminine Don Quixotes who have unsexed themselves in the cause of treason and slavery.
Page 84 - ... the enemy. While in that position I received orders from General McClellan to advance with my corps on the north side of the road, for the purpose of making a feint in favor of Burnside's troops. At that time I belonged to the right wing, of which General Burnside had been placed in command. Feeling that an attack on the south side of the road would not result favorably to us, after putting my column in motion I directed my troops to advance to the base of the mountain on the north side of the...
Page 165 - Thus arguing — whether right or wrong, 1 had no means beyond the limits of my squadron for determining — I decided, under all circumstances, that it was my duty to take possession of the place in the name of the United States, and accordingly sent Captain Armstrong on shore, under a flag of truce, to demand a surrender of California to the forces under my command. Not wishing to be unnecessarily precipitate in negotiating with the Governor, I gave him eighteen hours to consider my proposition,...
Page 136 - It was something to see a brawling rebel woman, the most pestilout and inveterate enemy the government had >n the contest, in a pleading posture. It was something to expose the ridiculous pretensions of one of that army of female rebels, fiercer and more vindictive than tha men, and to demonstrate that she had none of the courage of which she had boasted.
Page 77 - I had supposed their making war on women and children was merely a poetic figure ; but it appears to be literally true.

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