Mohun, Or, The Last Days of Lee and His Paladins

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Historical Publishing Company, 1869 - 624 pages
Mohun or, The last days of Lee and his paladins. Final memoirs of a staff officer serving in Virginia, from the mss. Of Colonel Surry, of Eagle's Nest This book, "Mohun Or, The last days of Lee and His paladins," by John Esten Cooke, is a replication of a book originally published before 1869. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

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Page 463 - If any man can show just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter forever hold his peace.
Page 410 - I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift^ the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.
Page 41 - In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence and liable to be torn by dogs front and rear without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other.
Page 213 - He replied, " Easy, but willing to die, if God and my country think I have fulfilled my destiny and done my duty.
Page 484 - Behind, and on either flank, an ubiquitous and increasingly adventurous enemy- — every mud-hole and every rise in the road choked with blazing wagons- — the air filled with the deafening reports of ammunition exploding, and shells bursting when touched by the flames — -dense columns of smoke ascending to heaven from the burning and exploding vehicles — exhausted men, worn-out mules and horses, lying down side by side — gaunt famine glaring hopelessly from sunken, lack-lustre eyes — dead...
Page 486 - GENERAL: I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition. To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army...
Page 318 - Then the fierce trumpet-flourish From earth to heaven arose, The kites know well the long stern swell That bids the Romans close. Then the good sword of Aulus Was lifted up to slay: Then, like a crag down Apennine, Rushed Auster through the fray.
Page 480 - I have got my army safe out of its breastworks," he said, " and, in order to follow me, my enemy must abandon his lines, and can derive no further benefit from his railroads or from James river.
Page 476 - This is a bad business, colonel!"* I had heard him say, at the moment when the shell burst near him in the morning. I heard but one other allusion which he made to the situation. "Well, colonel...
Page 496 - Appomattox Court House, Va. April 10, 1865. The bearer, pri. JA White, of Co. M, First Regt. of Texas Vols., a paroled Prisoner of the Army of Northern Virginia, has permission to go to his home and there remain undisturbed.

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