Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle Volume 4

Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... the German army while speaking of the behavior of the men of one of his divisions during the late Franco-German war said, "Oh, they will do better when they have had a little i more killing!" Meaning, doubtless, fire discipline. Our I men stood a lot of killing before they could be induced to let go a position. Tenacity of purpose, the ability and I 20 willingness to "hold on," is an admirable trait in a soldier. It was conspicuous in the make-up of the men who fought in the battles of the Revolution. It was equally so in those who fought under Taylor and Scott, on the plains and 'mountain-sides of Mexico. It was the staying qualities of the American soldier that on the fields of Palo Alto, and Resaca de la Palma, enabled General Taylor with, in the first case 2,288 men, in the second 1,700 men of the regular army to drive from the field Arista and 7,000 Mexicans; at Monterey with 6,645 men to capture a strongly-fortified city and compel the capitulation of Ampudia and his army of good troops, and at Buena Vista to defeat Santa Anna and his army of 20,000 men with a little force of 4000. It enabled General Scott to win a victory on every field from Vera Cruz to the city of Mexico. After the combat I have attempted to describe, the army swung out into the more open country south of the Wilderness and towards Richmond, and commenced that series of operations lasting through the summer and winter of 1864 and '65, and the spring of 1865, culminating in the surrender of General Lee and his army at Appomattox Court House at four o'clock on the afternoon of the 9th of May, 1865. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF A LINE OFFICER. BY CAPTAIN CHESTER G. HIGBEE, TWELFTH WISCONSIN INFANTRY, U. S. VOLUNTEERS. (Bead April 9, 1895.) Mr. Commander...
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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586840
  • 9781236586841