History of the 57th Regiment; Illinois Voluteer Infantry, from Muster In, Dec. 26, 1861, to Muster Out, July 7, 1865

History of the 57th Regiment; Illinois Voluteer Infantry, from Muster In, Dec. 26, 1861, to Muster Out, July 7, 1865

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...enemy. Our lines in front are also engaged, and Captain Busse's Company is driven in on the reserve. After receiving reinforcements, the line is again established, and held until morning. The gallant General Hooker, with his division, has repulsed the enemy and driven them back in confusion with terrible loss. May 16. The brigade was ordered forward, with the 57th in the lead. Captain Josiah Robbins, with Company H, was ordered forward on the skirmish line, and soon met the enemy in large numbers. After a heavy fire had been kept up for some time, it was found the enemy was in a strong position, and inclined to be stubborn. Our artillery was shelling them from a commanding position, and the 2d Division was drawn up in line of battle. Co. G, commanded by Captain Busse; Co. I, commanded by First Lieutenant Frank Cutler; and Co. E, commanded by First Lieutenant Edward Martin, were ordered forward to strengthen the skirmish line. Under command of Captain Busse, they moved forward in grand style--ready to do or die--and pressed into the heavy timber in our front. The sun is now sinking toward the western horizon, and soon the crack of rifles in our front tell us the 57th boys have again met the enemy. The brigade moves forward in line of battle to the edge of the timber, the skirmish line having driven the enemy further into the woods. Co. E being deployed on the skirmish line, comes to a creek. The 2d platoon, under command of Second Lieutenant William Wayman, is ordered across. They no sooner cross and move forward than they ran into a regiment of rebel infantry that was concealed in the underbrush, that opens tire and charges forward. Patrick H. Sullivan is taken prisoner, and the platoon is driven back across the creek. The firing now becomes...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591224
  • 9781236591227