Drum Taps in Dixie

Drum Taps in Dixie

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"[...]were badly frightened when the train pulled into the city. The reception was in marked contrast with that in Philadelphia, but the passage through Baltimore was without incident. From Baltimore to Washington there was abundant evidence that the field of operations was not far distant. The railroad was heavily guarded, and camps of soldiers were frequently seen. The boy who two days before had left a quiet country town had to pinch himself occasionally to see if he were really awake and that it was not all a dream. Washington swarmed with soldiers. Troops were camped right in the heart of the city. Heavily laden wagons with the wheels in mud and ruts clear up to the hubs were pulled through Pennsylvania avenue by six and eight mule teams. The capitol and the Washington monument were then unfinished.[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507555431
  • 9781507555439