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Life of David Bell Birney, Major-General United States Volunteers
Oliver Wilson Davis
No preview available - 2019
A. P. Hill Adjutant-general advance artillery Assistant Adjutant-general attack battery battle battle of Gettysburg Birney's division brave Brig Brigadier-general Briscoe camp campaign Capt Captain cavalry Centreville Chambersburg charge Colonel column command Corporal D. B. Birney David Bell Birney death duty enemy enemy's engaged eral field fighting fire flank force Fortieth New York forward Fourth Maine friends front gallant gallantly Gettysburg headquarters Heintzelman honor Hooker horses hundred infantry James Kearny Kearny's Lieut Lieutenant Lieutenant-colonel loss Major Major-general mand Meade ment mile morning moved movement night o'clock officers Pennsylvania volunteers Philadelphia picket position Potomac Private railroad rear rebel rebellion regiment Richmond Second Corps sent Sergeant sharpshooters Sickles skirmishers soldiers soon staff Tenth Army Tenth Army Corps Tenth Corps Third Corps Third Maine Thirty-eighth New York troops Union army Ward Williamsburg woods wounded York volunteers
Page 374 - ... that the executive will on the first day of january aforesaid by proclamation designate the states and parts of states if any in which the people thereof respectively shall then be in rebellion against the united states and the fact that any state or the people thereof shall on that day be in good faith represented in the congress of the united states by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such...
Page 321 - Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of the deceased, and that they be published in the daily papers.
Page 374 - ... order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit : Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St.
Page 374 - Now, therefore, I ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-inChief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and Government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion...
Page 374 - ... all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.
Page 38 - And once more let me tell you it is indispensable to you that you strike a blow. I am powerless to help this. You will do me the justice to remember I always insisted that going down the bay in search of a field, instead of fighting at or near Manassas, was only shifting, and not surmounting, a difficulty; that we would find the same enemy and the same or equal intrenchments at either place. The country will not fail to note, is now noting, that the present hesitation to move upon an intrenched enemy...
Page 374 - That the Executive will, on the first day of January aforesaid, by proclamation designate the states and parts of states, if any, in which the people thereof respectively shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any state, or the people thereof, shall on that day be in good faith represented in the congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters...
Page 122 - Glittering in golden coats, like images, As full of spirit as the month of May, And gorgeous as the sun at midsummer, Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls.