A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion

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1896 - New Hampshire - 475 pages
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Page 337 - ... that the Secretary of State be instructed to forward a copy of these resolutions to each of our senators and representatives in Congress.
Page 292 - O loved the most, when most I feel There is a lower and a higher; Known and unknown; human, divine; Sweet human hand and lips and eye; Dear heavenly friend that canst not die, Mine, mine, for ever, ever mine; Strange friend, past, present, and to be; Loved deeplier, darklier understood; Behold, I dream a dream of good, And mingle all the world with thee.
Page 79 - History will not be believed, when it is told that the noble officers and men of my division were permitted to carry on this unequal struggle from morning until night unaided in the presence of more than 30,000 of their comrades with arms in their hands; nevertheless it is true.
Page 290 - Howe'er it be, it seems to me 'Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.
Page 111 - If none of us escape, we shall at least have done honor to the country. I shall do my best to save the army. Send more gunboats.
Page 41 - On our way to join our brigade we were ordered by an officer of dragoons, whose regiment was in advance of the retreat, to make haste, or we should be cut off by the enemy's cavalry. Our column was formed again in the brigade; but before the formation was complete the retreat began, and continued, with a short rest at our former camp, near Centreville, to Washington. The men obeyed orders with coolness and precision during the whole day.
Page 33 - This soon degenerated into disorder, for which there was no remedy. Every effort was made to rally them, even beyond the reach of the enemy's fire, but in vain. The battalion of regular infantry alone moved up the hill opposite to the one with the house on it, and there maintained itself until our men could get down to and across the Warrenton turnpike, on the way back to the position we occupied in the morning.
Page 10 - Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God...
Page 288 - Corps Colonel Griffin was assigned to the command of the Second Brigade, Second Division, composed of the Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh New Hampshire, Thirty-first and Thirty-second Maine, and Seventeenth Vermont Regiments, leaving the Sixth again under command of Lieut.
Page 40 - AM we were moved from here to a position on the left, and in advance of the Rhode Island battery, where we fired a few shots at the retreating enemy. After remaining here an hour, more or less, we were ordered to report ourselves to Col. Heintzelman, (one o'clock p.

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