Record of Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865

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James P. Walker, 1867
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Page 118 - Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. Nevertheless, we, according to his promise, look
Page 129 - you are wrong in thus uncovering the capital. I am of the opinion that the enemy will send a small column towards Pennsylvania to draw your forces in that direction, then suddenly move on Washington with the forces south of the Potomac, and those he may cross over.
Page 83 - aside for the present the movement on Richmond, to put twenty thousand men in motion at once for the Shenandoah, moving on the line, or in advance of the line, of the Manassas-Gap railroad.
Page 126 - It was only by constant movement, by incessant watchfulness, and hazardous skirmishes and battles, that the forces under my command were not overwhelmed; while, at the same time, the enemy was embarrassed, and delayed in his advance upon Washington, until the forces from the peninsula were at length assembled for the defence of the city.
Page 502 - stayed away, wouldn't. Goodwin, Cary, Choate, and Stephen Perkins were all quite ill, but would not stay away from the fight. Choate is the only one of the four not killed. It was splendid to see those sick fellows walk right up into that shower of bullets, as
Page 126 - vastly superior forces; to fight battles without hope of victory, but only to gain time, and to embarrass, and delay the forward movement of the enemy, is of all duties the most hazardous and the most difficult which can be imposed upon any general
Page 113 - Success and glory are sure to accompany such conduct; and it is safe to predict, that Cedar Mountain is only the first of a series of victories which shall make the Army of Virginia famous in the land, and draw very close to the hearts of their
Page 29 - Jewels, five words long, That on the stretched forefinger of all time Sparkle for ever.
Page 105 - General Banks will move to the front immediately; assume command of all the forces in the front; deploy his skirmishers, if the enemy approaches; and attack him immediately, as soon as he approaches ; and be re-enforced from here.

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