A Forlorn Hope Volume 1-10

A Forlorn Hope Volume 1-10

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...it was cast; but when they learned the result, refused. Oct. 19. Camp alarmed; g'.1.."rds firing all along the line on account of some of our men trying to escape. Hounds were put on their track and they were soon recaptured and brought back to camp. Oct. 21. Lieutenant Young, Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry, accidently shot; died at once. Oct. 26. Some of our oflicers in attempting to escape last night were fired on by the guard, doing them no injury, but on the contrary shot one of their own men. Hope to take this chance myself before long. Might as well be shot in attempting to escape as to die from exposure and lack of suflicient food. One of our oflicers shot fatally while attempting to escape last night. Nov. 7. Thirteen oflicers brought into camp today having some days before succeeded in getting by the guard at night, but were recaptured, as every white man in the country is hunting for rebel deserters or for escaping Yankee prisoners. Nov. 9. Twenty-one oflicers recaptured and brought back to camp, but believe if I can once get outside the rebel guard, I can succeed in reaching our lines either at the coast or at Knoxville, Tenn., 500 miles distant. Nov. 12. Received box from home, but most of its contents had been confiscated by the prison authorities before it was delivered to me. Nov. 20. Another one of our men shot last night while trying to run the guard. Nov. 21. Last night three oflicers, Lieutenants Anderson and Gilman of my regiment and Lieutenant Childs of the Sixteenth Maine, also myself, made a break for liberty and God's country by running down the guard. Had him helpless and at our mercy; the balance of the guard fired upon us, but in the darkness and confusion of the moment, we escaped into the woods...
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771036
  • 9781236771032