History of Kershaw's Brigade: With Complete Roll of Companies, Biographical Sketches, Incidents, Anecdotes, Etc

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E.H. Aull Company, 1899 - United States - 590 pages
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Page 260 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
Page 328 - James Longstreet and the officers and men of his command, for their patriotic services and brilliant achievements in the present war, sharing as they have the arduous fatigues and privations of many campaigns in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Tennessee, and participating in nearly every great battle fought in those States, the commanding general ever displaying great ability, skill, and prudence in command...
Page 345 - Louis in 1866, where he was admitted to the bar, and began the practice of law in 1867; became commander St.
Page 457 - I loath the hated name, Famine's Metropolis, the sink of shame, A nauseous sepulchre, whose craving womb Hourly inters poor mortals in its tomb...
Page 404 - And others jicpt pouring in in addition to 'hose that were already there. Question. .When the troops retired from the crater, was it compulsory from the enemy's operations, or by orders from your commander?] . Answer. Partly both. We retired because we had orders. At the same time a column of troops came up to attack the crater, and we retired instead of stopping to fight.
Page 344 - HE fails who climbs to power and place Up the pathway of disgrace. He fails not who makes truth his cause, Nor bends to win the crowd's applause. He fails not, he who stakes his all Upon the right, and dares to fall ; — What though the living bless or blame, For him the long success of fame.
Page 255 - ... in a box car while their comrades on top were cheering and yelling themselves hoarse at the waving of handkerchiefs and flags in the hands of the pretty women and the hats thrown in the air by the old men and boys along the roadside as the trains sped through the 264 HISTORY OF KBRSHAW'S BRIGADE. towns, villages, and hamlets of the Carolinas and Georgia.
Page 398 - Hill and Wright's Battery kept up a constant fire of grape and kept the dirt flying about us. A mortar battery also opened on us ; after a few shots, they got our range so well that the shells fell directly among us. Many of them did not explode at all, but a few burst directly over us and cut the men down most cruelly. Many of the troops now attempted to make our lines ; but, to leave, they had to run up a slope in full view of the enemy, that now surrounded us on three sides ; nearly every man...
Page 404 - ... of the time in the crater, or near it with my troops all the time. Question. What was the force that came out to attack you — the force that was exposed in the open ? Answer. Five or six hundred men were all that we could see. I did not see either the right or left of the line. I saw the centre of the line as it appeared to me. It was a good line of battle. Probably, if we had not been under orders to evacuate, we should have fought them and tried to hold our position; but, according to the...
Page 405 - Griffin and myself were together at that time. The order to retire we had indorsed to the effect that we thought we could not withdraw the troops that were there on account of the enfilading fire over the ground between our riflepits and the crater without losing a great portion of them, that ground being enfiladed with artillery and infantry fire. They had at that time brought their infantry down along their pits on both sides of the crater, so that their sharpshooters had good range, and were in...

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