Loyal West Virginia from 1861 to 1865: With an Introductory Chapter on the Status of Virginia for Thirty Years Prior to the War

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Deutsch publishing Company, 1895 - United States - 382 pages
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Page 136 - able to say, in the jubilant language of the Psalmist: 'The pastures are clothed with flocks ; the valleys also are covered over with corn ; they shout for joy; they also sing.' Virginia—East Virginia, restored from her temporary aberration ; West Virginia, like a newly discovered star—East Virginia and West Virginia, twin stars, shall
Page 61 - As sparks mount upward from the fiery blaze, So suns are born, so worlds spring forth from Thee, And as the spangles in the sunny rays Shine round the silver snow the pageantry Of Heaven's bright army glitters in Thy praise.
Page 130 - for the formation of a new State out of a portion of the territory of this State." The ordinance was approved by a vote of the people on the fourth Thursday of October, and on the
Page 340 - His daily prayer, far better understood In acts than words, was simply doing good; So calm, so constant, was his rectitude, That by his loss alone we know its worth And feel how true a man has walked with us on earth.
Page 69 - There is good reason for believing that, had the cavalry played its part in this pursuit as well as the four companies had done under Colonel Flournoy two days before in the pursuit from Front Royal, but a small portion of Banks' army would have made its escape to the Potomac.
Page 39 - OF OCCUPATION, WESTERN VIRGINIA, BEVERLY, VA., July 16, 1861. Soldiers of the Army of the West: I am more than satisfied with you. You have annihilated two armies, commanded by educated and experienced soldiers, intrenched in mountain fastnesses fortified at their leisure. You have taken five guns, twelve colors, fifteen hundred stand of arms, one thousand prisoners, including more than forty
Page 88 - Ordered : I. The forces under Major-Generals Fremont, Banks and McDowell, including the troops now under Brigadier-General Sturgis at Washington, shall be consolidated and form one army, to be called the Army of Virginia. II. The command of the Army of Virginia is specially assigned to
Page 88 - John Pope as Commanding General. The troops of the Mountain Department heretofore under the command of Major-General Fremont, shall constitute the First Army Corps, under command of Major-General Fremont; the troops of the Shenandoah Department, now under General Banks, shall constitute the Second Army Corps, and be commanded by him ; the troops under
Page 39 - brethren ; more than this, you have shown mercy to the vanquished. You have made long and arduous marches, often with insufficient food, frequently exposed to the inclemency of the weather. I have not hesitated to demand this of you, feeling that I could rely on your endurance, patriotism and courage. In
Page 31 - 1861, will be strictly maintained. Your houses, families, property, and all your rights will be religiously respected ; we are enemies to none but armed rebels and those voluntarily giving them aid. All officers of this army will be held responsible for the most prompt and vigorous action in repressing disorder and punishing aggression by those under their command.

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