History of the City of Belfast in the State of Maine; From Its First Settlement in 1770 to 1875 Volume 1

History of the City of Belfast in the State of Maine; From Its First Settlement in 1770 to 1875 Volume 1

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...of the field, the roar of heavy ordnance gave token of the approach of the reviewing officer. "On this occasion, General Cushman, the senior officer in command, very generously and courteously assigned the post of honor to Major-general Titcomb of the Fourth Division, who reviewed the troops in a manner that would have done honor to a veteran of the line. "The brigade was minutely inspected by Division Inspector Jameson, of Bangor, whose eagle eye at a glance detects both light and shade, and the whole pronounced by that officer in fine condition. "At the close of these exercises, the troops were brought into close columns of companies on the right, when they were addressed in a spirited manner by General Cushman, General Titcomb, and others, at the close of which the brigade was dismissed for rations." 1 This also was rendered into lofty rhyme by the same pamphleteer, as follows: --The rampant sun with flaming hair Just risen from his eastern lair Began night's curtain dark to tear On August's latest morn; And next the murky vapors leapt, That, where Penobscot's waters slept, In stealthy silence landward crept And bathed the fields of corn. The long--xpccted day had come, When squeaking fife and battered drum And volleying musketry and ruin--Bling cannon split the sky; When bayonets of two full brigades Should glitter 'mid the flashing blades, And plumes should wave on thousand heads, And thousand hearts beat high. At seven o'clock, that prince of steamers, Flapping the air with all her streamers, Yelling like fiends with all her screamers, The Webster, swept to town. Upon her decks in proud array The Fourth Division stood that day, While well-dressed bands in concert play The March of Washington. Now fast upon the sight..."show more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501853
  • 9781236501851