The Potomac and the Rapidan

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Page 172 - Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the Cross of Christ: whose; end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things...
Page 194 - 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 for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Page 97 - And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury...
Page 74 - Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
Page 298 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Page 100 - Would soon finish his woes. When in rage he came there. Beholding how steep The sides did appear, And the bottom how deep ; His torments projecting, And sadly reflecting That a lover forsaken A new love may get ; But a neck, when once broken, Can never be set...
Page 347 - But he had learned the decision on the Sunday before. There is no chaplain to the Third Maryland regiment. But Chaplain Welsh of the Fifth Connecticut, in the same brigade, ministered to him in spiritual matters faithfully, and like himself, day by day. At last it fell to me to see him, and to be with him during most of his remaining hours.
Page 22 - The procession then forms, on each side of the coffin three bearers, without arms ; immediately preceding are the eight soldiers, with arms reversed (the musket under the left arm, barrel downward, and steadied by the right hand behind the back) ; in front is the music, than whose dirge no sadder sounds ever fell upon my ear, as they proceed to the place of burial. 4. With slow and measured step, and muffled drum, they move.
Page 91 - The President directs me to say that he has observed with pleasure the activity and enterprise manifested by yourself and the officers and soldiers of your command. You have shown how much may be done in the worst weather and worst roads by a spirited officer at the head of a small force of brave men, unwilling to waste life in camp when the enemies of their country are within reach.
Page 348 - ... and never to turn away save as another took his place, until the end. Useless seemed the watch, for arms and feet had been secured, though not painfully, since the sentence was read. The captain of the guard had humanely done all he could ; and it was partly by his request that I was there.

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