Album of the Second Battalion Duryee Zouaves, One Hundred and Sixty -Fifth Regt. New York Volunteer Infantry

Album of the Second Battalion Duryee Zouaves, One Hundred and Sixty -Fifth Regt. New York Volunteer Infantry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...all circumstances as your command. Your wounded were the constant theme of cnversatiou bv the Surgeons for the heroic manner in which they bore up under some of the most frightful wounds. Permit me to thank Them All for the very courteous manner in which they have treated us since the surrender. H. HAN SLOW, Surgeon, C. S. A. To Captain Felix Agnus, Commanding 165th Net) York., THE ASSAULT... Ho! comrades, drain a bumper and fling the cups away! We drink to long-past glories; to buried friends to-day; And, as those friends were gallant, those glories dearly gained, See that the cup be brimming, the last red drop be drained! Our ranks are sadly broken since forty years ago--When, dressed in full battalion front, we marched to meet the foe. From some, old age and illness have claimed the mortal price, But the bullets of the Southron reaped the richest sacrifice. Let's roll the dead years back to-night and stand with them again Upon the field where last we met, the living and the slain, While mem'ry conjures up once more that bloody morn in May, When grim Port Hudson's booming guns announced the coming fray. + Far roll the lines of battle, o'er swamp and vale and height, And, far and near, the battle-flags toss in the morning light; A brave array is spread to-day to joust with waiting Death And fan the face of Destiny with sacrificial breath! For there is stretching, wide and deep, across our chosen way, With giant trunk and pointed branch, the tangled abatis, And reared beyond like headlands that guard a rock-fanged coast, The heaving, yellow earthworks where waits the rebel host. All silent lie those earthworks, as our futile field-guns play Upon their mighty ramparts of stiff, unyielding clay; But we know the siege-guns lurking in more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986814
  • 9781236986818