Fourth Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Cleveland, 1870 Volume 7

Fourth Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Cleveland, 1870 Volume 7

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...these words recurred to us all in the after years of the war, and kept the bright star of hope ever present to us in the midst of battle, the roar of cannon, and crash of shot. Every word then spoken was as precious as diamonds. I We have also heard of late, a good deal about cheating on the part of our Northern statemen and generals. This sounds extremely' ridiculous, and now I can only recall one instance of actual cheating during the war. It occurred in 1862, when our grand consolidated Western army was moving down in that majestic line of battle, but somewhat slowly, on Corinth. GENERAL HALLECK was in supreme command, and GENERAL GRANT was there; GENERAL THoMAs commanded the right wing, and I his right division. My right rested on a deep cut of the Mobile and Ohio road. One morning in bivouac, I saw approaching me a Union soldier in rather shabby dress, with an old slouch hat, and carrying two guns. He was followed by a long lanky Arkansas chap in linsey-woolsey, leading a sorrel mare. The soldier said, " General, here is a prisoner I took this morning on the other side of the cut." "Well," said I, "why do n't you take him to the provost guard." He explained that the prisoner had asked to be taken to headquarters. The prisoner then spoke up, "General, he come down to the cut and called out, ' Come over here, ' and I came over, and he said 'You are my prisoner.' He had on a white hat, I and I thought he was one of our own boys. He cheated me." We laughed at his simplicity and ordered him to the guard. He then added, " General, you ain't going to take my mare, are you? She is my property, and she is a race-horse." That settled her fate, more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236896793
  • 9781236896797