Fourth Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Cleveland, 1870 Volume 15

Fourth Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Cleveland, 1870 Volume 15

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...in confidence, have endeavored to convey the impression that his loyalty was hesitating and half hearted. This Society has already pronounced its detestation of such attempts. Ve are content to set his deeds against his distorted words. His fame is secure, and, remembering that to his courage, prudence, and loyalty, we largely owe it that our war was that of a Nation in arms for its own preservation, and not mere factional strife--that it was he who raised over Sumter the flag around which our people rallied--the Army of the Cumberland is proud that ROBERT ANDERSON was its first commander. GENERAL SnBRMAN's career had given little promise of its future brilliance when he was assigned to the command of our army; and, being unable to entertain the roseate views which some high in authority then cherished, concerning the speedy termination of the rebellion, and the adequacy of the means provided for its suppression, his connection with the Army of the Oumberland was too brief to allow the display of the ability which, in other associations, was to find such signal opportunity. It was in his service with another army that he manifested the qualities which secured for him the command of the Vestern armies, and which rendered him equal to the tremendous responsibility. But, though his first association with our army added little to his fame, we claim to have borne no small part in the great achievements upon which his reputation mainly rests. Forming the far larger part of the united armies that fought the campaign to Atlanta, and that made the march to the sea and through the Carolinas, the Army of the Cumberland served loyally under its old commander. Sometimes we have thought that he was so jealous for the honor of the gallant...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691046X
  • 9781236910462