Forty-Six Years in the Army

Forty-Six Years in the Army

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"[...]The only result was the impossible suggestion that if I would give the names of my guilty classmates I might be let off. I had made an early call upon the "Little Giant," Senator Douglas, to whom I had no letter, and whom I had never met; had introduced myself as a "citizen of Illinois" in trouble; and had told my story. He said he was not on good terms with that administration, and preferred not to go near the War Department if it could be avoided, but if it proved necessary to let him know. Hence, after all else failed, including my personal appeal, which I had waited so long to make, I told Mr. Douglas all that had occurred, and suggested that there was nothing left but to "put in the reserve," as the tacticians call it. He replied: "Come up in the morning, and we will go to see about it." On our way to the War Department the next morning, the senator said, "I don't know that I[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 21.34mm | 630.49g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507673418
  • 9781507673416

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