Our Miracle Battery

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General Books, 2010 - 60 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...that no enemy aviator might see it, he flashed it in the fellow's face. Was he asleep? Yes, but forever. He wasn't one of our men, and here and there throughout the woods were many more just like him; but the drivers were so tired that they had just dropped where they happened to be and had gone to sleep among the dead. A wounded German prisoner was lying on a cot waiting to be carried away. He called some Americans over to him. He evidently had something which he greatly cherished that he wanted to show to them. What was it? An actual picture of French girls being used as slaves by Germans. Yes, and worse than slaves! How proud he was of that picture. Someone took it and tore it up. It was lucky for that German that he was wounded! One of our boys found a letter from a German officer in the rear to one at the front, telling him of the success of the recent Liberty Loan of America, stating the amounts given by certain large firms in New York and Hoboken. Our guns stayed at the same place the 26th and the 27th. The Battery received replacements from the Western States. The night of the 27th the guns moved again, and at daybreak on the 28th, pulled into a position in full view of the enemy. The position was shelled and a gun and caisson destroyed, while the other batteries near us lost, not only guns and caissons, but men. Early on the morning of the 30th, a "sniper," under command of Lieut. Johnson, with a crew of Sergt. Parker, Corp. Faneuf, Doyle, Hopkins, Lalliberte, Maxon and McDaniels, with Sergt. Landry acting as "runner," went out. Some of the privates of the crew had been serving on the "9o's," but had not a great deal of experience on the "75's" at the time. They went into position at 8.30. After leaving the g...

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