History of the 124th Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers: Otherwise Known as the "Hundred and Two Dozen," : from August, 1862, to August, 1865

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Printed and bound by H. W. Rokker, 1880 - Illinois infantry - 519 pages
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Page 311 - Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Page 448 - ... misrepresenting the conduct and slandering the character of our soldiers in the field, and boldly denouncing the acts of the constituted authorities of the government as unconstitutional usurpations, to produce general demoralization in the army, and thereby reap their political reward, weaken the cause we have espoused, and aid those arch traitors of the South to dismember our mighty Republic and trail in the dust the emblem of our national unity, greatness and glory.
Page 337 - Whereas the traitorous assassination of the President of the United States, and of the Secretary of State, has overwhelmed the nation with consternation, and...
Page 128 - We are indebted to Major Gillespie for a steak of Confederate beef, alias meat. We have tried it and can assure our friends that if It Is rendered necessary, they need have no scruples in eating the meat.
Page 404 - AMENDMENTS These by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting at any annual meeting...
Page 448 - ... emblem of our national unity, greatness, and glory. Let me remind you, my countrymen, that we are soldiers of the Federal Union, armed for the preservation of the Federal Constitution and the maintenance of its laws and authority. Upon your faithfulness and devotion, heroism and gallantry, depend its perpetuity. To us has been committed this sacred inheritance, baptized in the blood of our fathers. We are soldiers of a government that has always blessed us with prosperity and happiness. It has...
Page 295 - ... of another bluff, on which was a strong battery, designated as No. 3. From there the line of works continued 600 yards in a northerly direction, and there turned toward the bay, striking the marsh on Bay Minette at a point about a mile above old Spanish Fort. This outer line of works was upward of two miles in length, and the batteries were all on high and commanding ground. The surface was covered with open pine timber, but in front of the outer line of works the trees were felled for a few...
Page 450 - Let us stand firm at our posts of duty and of honor, yielding a cheerful obedience to all orders* from our superiors, until by our united efforts, the Stars and Stripes shall be planted in every city, town and hamlet of the rebellious States. We can then return to our homes and through the ballot-box peacefully redress all our wrongs, if any we have.
Page 12 - We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
Page 449 - Shall the brilliance of your past achievements be dimmed and tarnished by hesitation, discord, and dissension, whilst armed traitors menace you in front and unarmed traitors intrigue against you in the rear ? We are in no way responsible for any action of the civil authorities. We constitute the military arm of the Government. That the civil power is threatened and attempted to be paralyzed is the reason for resort to the military power. To aid the civil authorities (not to oppose or obstruct) in...

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