History of Farragut Post No. 1, Portsmouth, Va., Dep't. of Virginia, G. A. R (Classic Reprint)

History of Farragut Post No. 1, Portsmouth, Va., Dep't. of Virginia, G. A. R (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from History of Farragut Post No. 1, Portsmouth, Va., Dep't. Of Virginia, G. A. R The Post, at the time of its organization. Was known as No. 5, Posts being then known by numbers and not by names, as now. The first memorial services of this Post were held at Yorktown, Va., May 3oth, 1869, in ac cordance with General Orders of Commander in Chief, John A, Logan, and were participated in by Post No. 3, of Norfolk, and about two hundred and fifty persons, friends of the order. The Orator of the Day was the Hon. B. B. Foster, Judge of the U. S. District Court, who in the course of his most eloquent address used the following language: Peace has come back with healing in its wings; man's talk is again of cattle and crops, stocks and shares; again the feet that kept step to martial music plod through the furrow, trip in the halls of feasting, or resound in the streets and on the wharves of busy marts. Speaking of the brave men who, with shattered limbs, decrepid formsand depreciated health, who had but afew short years ago returned from the field of carn age and strife, and their claims upon the Gov ernment for the redemption of promises made, he said: Is the Nation forgetting the brave men that rescued it? Is the war becoming an old story, trite and stale? Are the slaughtered comrades beneath the sod, and the shattered comrades who still linger, dropping from their place in the gratitude of the people who owe to them all they now prize and enjoy Are they to remain examples of the ingratitude of the Republic? I sometimes fear so. The organiz ation under whose auspices the simple and sacred ceremonies of this day are conducted, is designed to protect the brave men who up held the Republic, from neglect and forgetful ness, living or dead. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 73g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243119801
  • 9780243119806