The Life of General Ely S. Parker

The Life of General Ely S. Parker

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...closing his anacondian coil on the City of Vicksburg, residting the next day, the ever memorable 4th of July, in the surrender of Lieutenant General Pemberton with his entire army and the city of Vicksburg. Then, as has been beautifully expressed, 'the waters of the Mississippi again flowed unvexed by hostile forces from its source to its mouth'--the would-be confederacy severed and the field of future operations circumscribed." ' This, too, was virtually important. Yet, neither Gettysburg nor Vicksburg closed the war. The battles of Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, Nashville, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Five Forks, and Petersburg, and Sherman's March to the Sea, were yet tobe executed ere the field of Appomattox Court House could loom up to witness the closing act of the gigantic conflict. At many of these points, you my comrades, were actively engaged. Upon many of these fields you have left companions who had stood shoulder to shoulder with you in battle, shared with you the danger and responsibilities of the picket-line, tented and bivouacked with you, in winter and summer, in storm and sunshine, and who did not return with you, when the war closed, to the homes they had left. It is to their memory and honor, to their unselfish, patriotic virtue, that these monuments are properly erected, dedicated and consecrated. To the survivors on any field they are speaking reminders of struggles endured, not for glory, but for their country's good; reminders of the principles they contended for, and of the necessity burdened upon them, of indoctrinating into the minds of their children as they grow up, and of their neighbors who come from other lands, the sacredness of the charge and the inestimable inheritance...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973712
  • 9781236973719