Record of the Thirty-third Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry: From Aug. 1862 to Aug. 1865

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Sentinel Printing Company, 1880 - Massachusetts - 168 pages
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Page 90 - Heav'n-rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must when our cause it is just, And this be our motto, "In God is our Trust.
Page 95 - Though diamonds deck her snowy neck and pearls bedeck her hair. CHORUS — Hurrah ! hurrah ! ,for the Sunny South so dear, Three cheers for the homespun dress the Southern ladies wear.
Page 128 - I beg to express in the most emphatic manner my entire satisfaction with the tone and temper of the whole army. Nothing seems to dampen their energy, zeal or cheerfulness. It is impossible to conceive a march involving more labor and exposure, yet I...
Page 108 - The Union forever, hurrah! boys, hurrah! Down with the traitor, up with the star, While we rally round the flag, boys. Rally once again, Shouting the battle cry of Freedom.
Page 34 - The enemy are on our soil; the whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe ; our failure to do so will leave us no such welcome as the swelling of millions of hearts with pride and joy at our success would give to every soldier of this army.
Page 123 - It should not be assumed that the inhabitants are enemies to our Government, and it is to be hoped that every effort will be made to...
Page 130 - This extraordinary war in which we are engaged falls heavily upon all classes of people, but the most heavily upon the soldier. For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life...
Page 128 - ... express in the most emphatic manner my entire satisfaction with the tone and temper of the whole army. Nothing seems to dampen their energy, zeal, or cheerfulness. It is impossible to conceive a march involving more labor and exposure, yet I cannot recall an instance of bad temper by the way, or hearing an expression of doubt as to our perfect success in the end. I believe that this cheerfulness and harmony of action reflects upon all concerned quite as much real honor and fame as " battles gained"...
Page 96 - The soldier is the lad for me, A brave heart I adore; And when the Sunny South is free, And when fighting is no more, I'll choose me then a lover brave From out that gallant band.
Page 66 - I remember a stanza in an old Scottish ballad, which, notwithstanding its rude simplicity, speaks feelingly to the heart : ' Little did my mother think, That day she cradled me, What land I was to travel in, Or what death I should die...

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