The Smoked Yank

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Dakota bell publishing Company, 1888 - Military prisons - 227 pages
 

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Page 51 - sa poor exchange For Deity offended. " When ranting round in Pleasure's ring, Religion may be blinded ; Or if she gie a random sting, It may be little minded ; But when on life we're tempest-driven, A conscience but a canker — A correspondence fixed with Heaven Is sure a noble anchor.
Page 71 - They hate Yankees per se, and don't bother their brains about the past, present, or future. As long as they have good horses, plenty of forage, and an open country, they are happy. This is a larger class than most men suppose, and they are the most dangerous set of men that this war has turned loose upon the world.
Page 71 - The young bloods of the South: sons of planters, lawyers about towns, good billiard-players and sportsmen, men who never did work and never will. War suits them, and the rascals are brave, fine riders, bold to rashness, and dangerous subjects in every sense.
Page 91 - A fearful hope was all the world contain'd; Forests were set on fire - but hour by hour They fell and faded - and the crackling trunks Extinguish'd with a crash - and all was black. The brows of men by the despairing light Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits The flashes fell upon them...
Page 137 - Fair as a garden of the Lord To the eyes of the famished rebel horde On that pleasant morn of the early fall When Lee marched over the mountain wall, Over the mountains winding down, Horse and foot into Frederick town.
Page 153 - ... of the Negroes had yearned for freedom for years, and expected it to come. One observer wrote : Their ideas of government, and of personal and property rights, were all drawn from the Bible. That was their sole authority, and they had that down fine. . . . Deliverance from slavery was not a suprise to them; they had been hoping and praying for it for years with perfect faith that their prayers would be answered. It seemed that they had always expected it to come from some outside source, and...
Page 22 - Lord, thy father, and thy mother, and thy days shall be long in the land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Page 133 - ... out fully and plainly the suffering that was being endured, and the loss of life daily occurring. This petition was signed by thousands, and is probably now on file among the records of the war.
Page 210 - Liverpool, on her return trip, on the 26th or 27th of the same month. Once a pilot-boat, in pursuit of a defaulter to the government, crossed the Atlantic in eighteen days, including three days' detention in a storm. The new enterprise was arranged to beat that time ; but "The best laid schemes of mice and men Gang aft aglee.
Page 153 - This is undoubtedly true as applied to the "majority." On the other hand, there is evidence that many of the Negroes had yearned for freedom for years, and expected it to come. One observer wrote : Their ideas of government, and of personal and property rights, were all drawn from the Bible. That was their sole authority, and they had that down fine. . . . Deliverance from slavery was not a suprise to them; they had been hoping and praying for it for years with perfect faith that their prayers would...

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