History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1

History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions, 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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the opposing pickets until about 5 p. m., when the enemy charged on the Ninth Corps, causing them to fall back in confusion. Quickly the Fifth Corps rushed to the rescue of the Ninth, and sent the enemy back beyond the ground he had recovered. Night and darkness and rain ended the day's conflict. But it has been a day of splendid success, and our troops--as well they may be--are jubilant over their victory. Major Partridge, Sixteenth Michigan, but commanding the Eighty-third Pennsylvania, had an exceedingly narrow escape. He was hit on the chin by a mlnle ball, which struck the neck, just glancing the jugular vein, and then entering the shoulder and passing out at tie back. There is deep and universal regret at the loss of Colonel Welch. A more popular and vigilant officer was not in the division. Not twenty-seven years of age, .a most promising career in the future seemed open before Llm. He came out as major of the regiment. Impulsive, patriotic and fearless, he was brave to rashness, and this was his great and only fault. After completing his education, he became a student at law, which profession he had just entered upon with the most brilliant prospects of success before him, when, like thousands of the brilliant young men of our country, he entered the army to fight in defense of his country. At one time he was private secretary to Lewis Cass. His body will be embalmed and sent home. Captain Flnley, commissary, his classmate and fellow-townsman, will convey his remains to his friends in Michigan. For more than two months after this battle the regiment lay most of the time in the trenches at Poplar Grove church. In December it accompanied the corps on a raid to Bellefield, Virginia, on which about sixteen miles of railroad was destroyed. It...show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601963
  • 9781236601964