The Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Its Three Tours of Duty 1861, 1862-'63, 1864

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Fifth Regiment Veteran Association, 1911 - Massachusetts - 510 pages
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Page 278 - ... people among the family of nations; to implore him to grant to our armed defenders and the masses of the people that courage, power of resistance, and endurance necessary to secure that result; to implore him in his infinite goodness to soften the hearts, enlighten the minds, and quicken the consciences of those in rebellion, that they may lay down their arms and speedily return to their allegiance to the United States, that they may not be utterly destroyed, that the effusion of blood may be...
Page 104 - A SOLDIER of the legion lay dying in Algiers, . There was lack of woman's nursing, there was dearth of woman's tears ; But a comrade stood beside him, while his life-blood ebbed away, And bent, with pitying glances, to hear what he might say: The dying soldier faltered, as he took that comrade's hand, And he said, " I never more shall see my own, my native land...
Page 16 - So through the night rode Paul Revere ; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every Middlesex village and farm, — A cry of defiance and not of fear, A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, And a word that shall echo forevermore...
Page 306 - tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door ; but 'tis enough, 'twill serve : ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man.
Page 120 - I know not what record of sin awaits me in the other world, but this I know, that I 'was never mean enough to despise any man because he was ignorant, or because he was poor, or because he was black.
Page 83 - Heintzelman to support the batteries. "The evanescent courage of the Zouaves prompted them to fire perhaps a hundred shots, when they broke and fled, leaving the batteries open to a charge of the enemy's cavalry, which took place immediately.
Page 83 - Ricketts' batteries were ordered by the Commanding General to the top of the hill on the right, аз supporting with the Fire Zouaves and marines, while the Fourteenth entered the skirt of wood on their right, to protect that flank...
Page 289 - I've ate; but any So good ne'er tasted before! — They're a fish, too, of which I'm remarkably fond. — Go — pop Sir Thomas again in the Pond — Poor dear!— HE'LL CATCH US SOME MORE!!
Page 103 - TWAS midnight, and save the tread Of unneeded sentinel, quiet as of the dead Reigned. An angel, clothed in robes of mist, Looked in upon the slumbering forms, and kissed The brows of those whose thought in sleep Reverted to the ones (whom may God's presence keep From danger or distress) they'd left behind. With sympathetic touch she loosed the mind Of each ; then gathering with nervous hand Her train, she passed o'er all the land, And with a calm delight bent o'er The forms of those, the minds she...
Page 85 - ... left, the distance being considered too great, it was moved forward to within about 1,000 feet of the enemy's battery. Here the battery was exposed to a heavy fire of musketry, which soon disabled it. Franklin's brigade was posted on the right of a wood, near the centre of our line...

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