History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry

History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry

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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: ...the spot so that no guard would ride upon it. In the morning after our camp had been deserted by the last lingering guard, they rose out of their hiding place, and struck out for "Yankee lines," frightening a native, however, by rising out of the bowels of the earth, two spectral guant Yankees. They met Banks' advancing column, far down Red river, and partiepated in that disastrous campaign. _ ' _, Our guard was mounted, and had only one wagon in which were their cooking utensils and a few day's rations, not any' transportation for the sick or those who might give out.. With brutal threats and blows with gun and saber the lagging ones were quickened, and when an old man, gray-haired, fell fainting by the wayside, Alford kicked him, prostrate, and a lariat was tied aroun/Z his neck and secured to the pommel of the saddle, by which they hastened on the weak old man urging him to a half run when he could keep his feet and draging /aim by the neck, when through exhaustion he would sink to the earth. Another, who had been sick, lying down declared his inability to go further. Alford drawing his revolver shot him inflicting a severe, perhaps mortal wound, and annoyed at the groans of the wounded man, he forced his negro slave to get a rail and beat out his brains. By such means they succeeded in marching several hundred men, many bareheaded, most of them barefooted, over a hundred miles with little to eat and no transportation at all. _ ' The numerous petty ways practiced to annoy us would require more space to notice than I can give. One, however, showed such a refinement of cruelty I cannot refrain from mentioning it. After a weary march we encamped along a clear pretty brook, which ran the length of our camp, ...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911962
  • 9781236911964