Life, Recollections and Opinions of Solomon Jackson Woolley; An Autobiography

Life, Recollections and Opinions of Solomon Jackson Woolley; An Autobiography

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...to go. Lincoln sent him a Colonel's commission. His friend, Secretary Salmon P. Chase, had suggested it. Hayes was a soldier. He made of the literary club of which he was a member, a company to practice upon. He bought a copy of Hardee. He studied it well. He refused the Colonelcy, because he thought himself unqualified, and in June, 1861, received from Governor Dennison the Majorship of the twenty-third Ohio volunteer infantry. He was modest, and would not assume to know more than he really did know. He wrote in his journal: "All matters of discretion, of common judgment, I get along with easily; but I was, for an instant, puzzled, when a Captain of the twenty-fourth, of West Point education, asked me formally, as I sat in my tent, for his orders, he being the officer of the day. I merely remarked that I thought of nothing requiring special attention; that if any thing was wanted out of the usual routine, I would let him know." When Hull Run came, Hayes was all seriousness, and July 25th, Hayes was going with the rest to West Virginia, to drive out General Floyd. In all this joy and grief, Hayes was a participant. When they struck Virginia, the loyal people came out to meet them. They rejoiced with them. They cried, and laughed, and shouted. The soldiers were all well pleased. They had seen new sights._ Some of them had not been from home. They stood on the cars gazing at the country. They all fell back, however, before' the rebellion was put down, upon the cool-headed, earnest, but serious man who enjoyed it all, but thought as well about the horrid front of war which they did not see. All this and much more his soldiers knew, and thus they learned to love him. Trug, they had not seen him amid thickest bayonets...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779576
  • 9781236779571