Reunion, Volume 1

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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 74 - Flag of the brave! thy folds shall fly, The sign of hope and triumph high! When speaks the signal trumpet tone And the long line comes gleaming on, (Ere yet the life-blood warm and wet Has dimmed the glistening bayonet) Each soldier eye shall brightly turn To where thy skyborn glories burn, And, as his springing steps advance, Catch war and vengeance from the glance. "And when the cannon mouthings loud, Heave in wild wreaths the battle shroud, And gory...
Page 75 - Flag of the seas! on ocean wave Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave ; When death, careering on the gale, Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail, And frightened waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack, Each dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee, And smile to see thy splendors fly In triumph o'er his closing eye.
Page 89 - The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead.
Page 68 - It was adopted, as declared in its preamble, " to form a more perfect Union, to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, to promote the general welfare and to secure the blessings of liberty to the people who ordained it, and their posterity.
Page 75 - Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail, And frighted waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack, Each dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee, And smile to see thy splendors fly In triumph o'er his closing eye. Flag of the free heart's hope and home, By angel hands to valor given ! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven.
Page 85 - Why, General, we know that you have been training us for this race for the last three weeks." Just at that moment, not knowing exactly what to say to him, I looked over my shoulder and saw a steamboat coming into Chattanooga, I said, " we have trained you as long as we want to ; there come the rations !" Now, gentlemen, my time is very nearly up. I will close by touching upon one subject which no gentleman has touched upon tonight. It is this : the civilizing...
Page 31 - On motion, it was Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the chair to recommend a suitable time and place for the next meeting.
Page 148 - Vice-President from each state having soldiers in the Army of the Cumberland (to be nominated by members from the several states), a Corresponding Secretary, a Recording Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Society shall meet once in every year; the time and place of the next meeting to be selected by ballot at each meeting. All members of the Society who are prevented, by any cause, from personally attending, are expected to notify the Corresponding Secretary, and to impart such information in regard...
Page 50 - ... Israelites of old, we followed a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. For in that time Dalton, Resaca, Kenesaw, New Hope Church, Picket's Mill, Peach Tree Creek, Jonesboro', and Altoona, and all those other crimson names of battle, had been traced bloodily into the history of our grand army. Every day had the smoke-cloud of battle kissed the heavens, and each night had flamed and flashed with the lambent lights of our blazing guns, and we had followed that smoke-cloud and those blazing...
Page 147 - ... this army, who have fallen either on the field of battle, or otherwise in the line of their duty, shall be a permanent and sacred trust to this Society, and every effort shall be made to collect and preserve the proper memorials of their services, to inscribe their names upon the roll of honor, and transmit their fame to posterity. It shall also be the object and bounden duty of this Society to relieve, as far as possible, the families of such deceased officers and soldiers when in indigent circumstances,...

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