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CAMPAIGNING

IN THE

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

BY

COLOR SERGEANT,

D. G. CROTTY,

Third Michigan Volunteer Infantry.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH:
DYGERT BROS. & CO. PRINTERS AND BINDERS.

1874.

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Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1874, by D. G. CROTTY, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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PREFACE.

To the enlisted men of the army this book is dedicated, with whom the author has shared the fatigues of four years' campaigns, described in these pages. I come before my late comrades to remind them of by-gone times, to talk over our army life, and keep afresh in our minds the hardships we had to endure to save our country from disunion, and make it the greatest nation of the earth. There are protrayed within this book the doings of the soldier in camp and field, by one who has marched with the army from the first Bull Run, down to the surrender of Lee and all the Rebel army. If this book should meet the approbation of my late comrades, I anı well paid for the trouble of writing it.

THE AUTHOR, Muskegon, August 10th, 1872.

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