Reunion, Volume 4

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With reports of meetings of the societies of the Army of the Cumberland; the Army of the Tennessee; the Army of the Ohio; and the Army of Georgia.
 

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Page 90 - Such was he: his work is done. But while the races of mankind endure Let his great example stand Colossal, seen of every land, And keep the soldier firm, the statesman pure; Till in all lands and thro' all human story The path of duty be the way to glory.
Page 71 - The whole south is in a state of revolution, into which Virginia, after a long struggle, has been drawn; and, though I recognize no necessity for this state of things, and would have forborne and pleaded to the end for a redress of grievances, real or supposed, yet in my own person I had to meet the question whether I should take part against my native state.
Page 98 - Major, February 23, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico...
Page 81 - His power as a commander was developed slowly and silently ; not like volcanic land lifted from the sea by sudden and violent upheaval, but rather like a coral island, where each increment is a growth — an act of life and work. Power exhibits itself under two distinct forms — strength and force — each possessing peculiar qualities, and each perfect in its own sphere. Strength is typified by the oak, the rock, the mountain. Force embodies itself in the cataract, the tempest, the thunderbolt....
Page 96 - With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the army, and, save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword.
Page 90 - Foremost captain of his time, Rich in saving common-sense, And, as the greatest only are, In his simplicity sublime.
Page 95 - GENERAL : Since my interview with you on the 18th instant, I have felt that I ought not longer to retain my commission in the army. I therefore tender my resignation, which I request you will recommend for acceptance. It would have been presented at once...
Page 95 - It would have been presented at once, but for the struggle it has cost me to separate myself from a service to which I have devoted all the best years of my life, and all the ability I possessed.
Page 86 - I have done everything in my power to prepare, and that the troops could not have been got ready before this ; and if he should order me to be relieved I will submit without a murmur. A terrible storm of freezing rain has come on since daylight, which will render an attack impossible until it breaks.
Page 90 - The very impersonation of honesty, integrity, and honor, he will stand to us as the beau ideal of the soldier and gentleman. Though he leaves no child to bear his name, the Old Army of the Cumberland, numbered by tens of thousands, called him father, and will weep for him in tears of manly grief.

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