The Potomac and the Rapidan: Army Notes from the Failure at Winchester to the ReŽnforcement of Rosecrans. 1861-3

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Crosby and Nichols, 1864 - United States - 407 pages
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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 75 - The campingparty is a detachment detailed to prepare a camp. 490. . . .Reconnoissances should precede the establishment of the camp. For a camp of troops on the march, it is only necessary to look to the health and comfort of the troops, the facility of the communications...
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 22 - He was buried the next evening, in the way of soldiers, which, to one unaccustomed to the sight, is deeply interesting. A suitable escort (for a private, eight rank and file, properly commanded) is formed in two ranks opposite to the tent of the deceased, with shouldered arms and bayonets unfixed ; on the appearance of the coffin, the soldiers present ' arms ; the procession then forms, on each side of the coffin...
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 10 - With twice ten thousand men, Marched up a hill, and then marched down again, — and left Johnston to go unchecked to fatal Manassas.

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