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During the days fight I scarsely thought of the probability of being touched myself ( although 9 lb. shots were whistling all round ) until near the close of the evening a shot struck the ranks a little ways in front of me and nocked ...
Of course , the idea of preserving the Union , there was that ... but would men fight for such a cloudy abstraction ? ... In this , as in all wars , most of the actual fighting was done by poor people who had nothing at stake and who ...
Although he owned no slaves , and would never have the means to buy any , he was expected to fight for slavery and independence and man is such a fighting animal by nature , that many thousands of these men , who had nothing whatever to ...
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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