Army of the Cumberland

Army of the Cumberland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...we could defy the whole universe. General Sheridan: Comrades, there are two more toasts. The next is the toast "The Phess," to be responded to by General Henry M. Cist. General Cist: Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Comrades: This is a gathering of soldiers, and the occasion of our meeting together is to celebrate the glorious achievements of that gallant old Army of the Cumberland that we can not even think of without the thrill of pride pervading all our being. We talk of and sing at our meeting the praises of our generals, those living and of our honored dead, and we grow eloquent over the victories we have won under their leadership. This is the anniversary of one of the most heroic struggles of the Rebellion, and of the finest defensive fighting of the war. We commemorate to-day that Sunday afternoon twenty-two years ago when George H. Thomas, fate's chosen leader, meeting in full the demands of the hour, saved the Army of the Cumberland to the nation, and gave into History's keeping another name to place in the list of heroes for all time. And now, to this assemblage and upon this occasion, I am asked by our friends of the Local Executive Committee to respond to the toast, "The Press." I wonder if they ever read the records of our meetings since the organization of the Society. If they had, they would have found that upon only two occasions of our sixteen meetings has the Press been toasted, and upon one of these the person selected, a general in war and an editor in peace, was taken so seriously ill as to prevent his responding. So that, in all our years as a Society, only upon one occasion has a response been given to the toast, "The Press," at our Army Reunions. And yet, Mr. Chairman, it is eminently a proper thing...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511247
  • 9781236511249