Battles for the Union: Comprising Descriptions of Many of the Most Stubbornly Contested Battles in the War of the Great Rebellion, Together with Incidents and Reminiscences of the Camp, the March, and the Skirmish Line. Embracing a Record of the Privations, Heroic Deeds, and Glorious Triumphs of the Soldiers of the Republic

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Dustin, Gilman & Company, 1875 - United States - 407 pages

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Page 374 - The heart of the steed, and the heart of the master Were beating like prisoners assaulting their walls, Impatient to be where the battle-field calls; Every nerve of the charger was strained to full play, With Sheridan only ten miles away. Under his spurning feet the road Like an arrowy Alpine river flowed, And the landscape sped away behind Like an ocean flying before the wind, And the steed, like a bark fed with furnace ire, Swept on, with his wild eye full of fire.
Page 406 - HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, " ' April 9, 1865. " ' GENERAL, — I received your letter of this date containing the terms of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia as proposed by you. As they are substantially the same as those expressed in your letter of the 8th instant, they are accepted. I will proceed to designate the proper officers to carry the stipulations into effect. RE LEE, General. "
Page 405 - The officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged; and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands.
Page 236 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Page 396 - The enemy were driven from their strong line of works and completely routed, the Fifth Corps doubling up their left flank in confusion; and the cavalry of General Merritt dashing on to the White Oak road, capturing their artillery and turning it upon them, and riding into their broken ranks, so demoralized them that they made no serious stand after their line was carried, but took to flight in disorder.
Page 276 - Our task is not yet accomplished, and the commanding general looks to the army for greater efforts to drive from our soil every vestige of the presence of the invader...
Page 184 - We fought a terrific battle here yesterday with the combined * forces of the enemy, which lasted with - continuous fury from daylight until dark, by which time the enemy was driven from the field, which we now occupy.
Page 373 - But there is a road from Winchester town, A good broad highway leading down; And there, through the flush of the morning light A steed as black as the steeds of night Was seen to pass as with eagle flight, As if he knew the terrible need; He stretched away with his utmost speed, Hills rose and fell, but his heart was gay, With Sheridan fifteen miles away.
Page 405 - The arms, artillery, and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officers appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side-arms of the officers nor their private horses or baggage. This done, each officer and man will be allowed to return to his home, not to be disturbed by United States authority so long as they observe their paroles and the laws in force where they may reside.
Page 185 - I have been instructed by Gen. McClellan to inform you that he will have all the available wagons at Alexandria loaded with rations for your troops, and all the cars also, as soon as you will send in a cavalry escort to Alexandria as a guard to the train. Respectfully, WB FRANKLIN, Major-General commanding Sixth Corps. " Such a letter/

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