Concise History of the Camp and Field Life of the 122d Regiment, Penn'a Volunteers; Compiled from Notes, Sketches, Facts and Incidents

Concise History of the Camp and Field Life of the 122d Regiment, Penn'a Volunteers; Compiled from Notes, Sketches, Facts and Incidents

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...it was ushered in by bright, beautiful sunshine, although accompanied by cool, yet bracing winds. We found our first duty this morning, to be the report of the sick list, and it proved an unpleasant one; for, the list of Company K comprised sixteen sick men, which together with the detailed men, and those absent and ill at convalescent camp from all the companies, had reduced the active list of the Regiment to an alarming extent. It had been freely and fully discussed, pro and con, that Camp Falmouth was far from being a healthy location, until the fact was generally admitted or acknowledged, but all to no avail; for, as soldiers, we had to submit to the condition or state of affairs, as we were sworn to obey and suffer, and our only alternative was " to live in hope, even if we died in despair." Another sad announcement was received at Regimental headquarters to-day, that of the death at Washington, D. C., of Sergeant JAMEs HOPKINS, of Company F, which occurred but yesterday, thus depriving the Regiment of the services of another genial fellow-comrade. Company and battalion drills were again the orders of the day, and every available man was forced into ranks to participate in the health-imparting exerCise--for such it proved to be_a rather decided and fortunate boon for the soldier in an unhealthy portion of country like the disagreeable location of this camp. After which, good, hot coffee was furnished as delicious draughts to revive our otherwise disheartened spirits, of which all partook freely, and retired for the night. THOROUGH SKIRMIsH DRILL, ETC.-DETAILS FOR WooDCUTTING_ DREss-PARADE. FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, I863.-Day again dawned beautiful and clear, with cold, strong, bracing winds prevailingjust such a. day that...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900243
  • 9781236900241