Hialmer's Recollections of the Great Rebellion; Containing Sketches of a Campaign in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, and Some Sebsequent Communications Written Originally in Phonograpy ..

Hialmer's Recollections of the Great Rebellion; Containing Sketches of a Campaign in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, and Some Sebsequent Communications Written Originally in Phonograpy ..

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...publicly expressed, is, that 'his was a very tender nature, the soft spots being both on his head and heart! When the firing ceased, Gen. White surrendered the place to Gen. A. P. Hill, acting under Gen. Jackson. Nine thousand of our troops piled their arms and turned over their cannon to the rebel authorities. Rigby's Battery consisted of eight splendid pieces, and the finest horses, according to rebel testimony, that had fallen into the hands of Confederates on any field. Between five and six hundred contrabands who, ' under Capt. Powell, had been working on our fortifications until run away by shot and shell, were taken wherever they could be found; and it was the boast of a rebel officer, that they had captured "half a million dollars worth of niggers." Private property was respected, and we were treated respectfully as brothers. The thunder of South Mountain rang in our ears, and, thinking it was the coming of McClellan, many felt like cheering, but others said, "Alas! Little Mac 's too slow." Stonewall Jackson rode through the lines on a claybank horse, and his soldiers cheered him as though he had been their God. Lee, Longstreet, Ewell and others took a eep at their triumph, but kept their eyes set jealously on the rear. heir men were haggard and hungry, ill-clad, foot-sore and. sunburnt. Some of them ate meat thrownaway by our men, which, three days before, was literally alive with maggots. Their shirts. showed more vigorous vitality than any other part of their bodies; the graybacks were eating them up by inches, as surely as Bishop Katto was devoured by the 'mice. One could not well look upon their ragged garments, dirty necks, sad, sunken faces, long lousy hair, bare, blistercd...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760409
  • 9781236760401