History of the Eighteenth regiment of cavalry, Pennsylvania volunteers (163d regiment of the line) 1862-1865 ...: comp. & ed. by the Publication committee of the regimental association

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Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford co., 1909 - United States - 299 pages
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Page 55 - Twelve ounces of pork or bacon, or canned beef (fresh or corned), or one pound and four ounces' of fresh beef, or twenty-two ounces of salt beef ; eighteen ounces of soft bread or flour, or sixteen...
Page 55 - Regulations for 1863 (being the edition of 1861, published in 1863), first appears, incorporated in clause 1190, the following: "The Subsistence Department, as may be most convenient and least expensive to it, and according to the condition and amount of its supplies, shall determine whether soft bread, or flour, and what other component parts of the rations, as equivalents, shall be issued.
Page 62 - October 2 1st, 1864 Soldiers of the Third Cavalry Division: With pride and gratification your Commanding General congratulates you upon your brilliant and glorious achievements of the past few days. On the 9th of the present month you attacked a vastly superior force of the enemy's Cavalry, strongly posted with Artillery in position and commanded by that famous "Saviour of the Valley,
Page 160 - Section 1. The officers shall consist of a President, two VicePresidents, a Secretary, Treasurer and...
Page 62 - Again, ordered on the right flank, you attacked and defeated a division of the enemy's cavalry, driving him in confusion across Cedar Creek. Then, changing your front to the left at a gallop, you charged and turned the left flank of the enemy's line of battle, and pursued his broken and demoralized army a distance of five miles. Night alone put an end to your pursuit. Among the substantial fruits of this great victory, you can boast of having captured five battle flags, a large number of prisoners,...
Page 62 - Engagement of the nineteenth instant your conduct throughout was sublimely heroic, and without a parallel in the annals of warfare. In the early part of the day when disaster and defeat seemed to threaten our noble Army...
Page 81 - Brigade charged the line held by the First Texas Regiment. It was impossible to use our artillery to any advantage owing to the "close quarters "of the attacking cavalry with our own men— the leading squadrons forcing their horses up to the very muzzles of the rifles of our infantry. That portion of the cavalry which covered the front of the First Texas Regiment was handsomely repulsed: but the First Vermont Regiment, forming the Federal right wing, overlapped the First Texas on Its left, and,...
Page 161 - If there is no election on the first two ballots, the name of the comrade receiving the lowest number of votes shall be dropped, and so on in successive ballots, until an election is made...
Page 55 - ... to supply them in a desiccated form. Paragraph 1191, Revised Regulations, 1863, orders that — " Desiccated compressed potatoes, or desiccated compressed mixed vegetables, at the rate of one ounce and a half of the former, and one ounce of the latter, to the ration, may be substituted for beans, pease, rice, hominy, or fresh potatoes.
Page 54 - ... ounces of soft bread or flour, or one pound of hard bread, or one pound and four ounces of corn meal.

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