The Martyrs and Heroes of Illinois in the Great Rebellion; Biographical Sketches

The Martyrs and Heroes of Illinois in the Great Rebellion; Biographical Sketches

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...broke ground for the first fort on Folly Island, to the evening the missile of death met him in Fort Gregg, he exhibited a determination of purpose, remarked by many and surpassed by none. The ranking officer in the line, he was frequently called to command the regiment, and his official ability was such, that his fellow officers looked anxiously forward to the time when promotion should be granted him as a meritorious reward, but in this, they are only too sadly disappointed. On the evening of the 23d inst, just as he was transmitting his instructions to the officer who relieved him of his command in Fort Gregg, a shell from Fort Moultrie burst among his men, killing several, and so wounding him in the side, that he soon died. He was conscious to the last, and apparently resigned to his sad fate. As an officer, Capt Woodruff had an enviable reputation: ever ready for duty, he was never known to murmur, or question the propriety of an order, however laborious or dangerous the duty it demanded. Socially, he was a man admired by all who knew him, and in his friendship he was honest and sincere. He has fallen in the midday of his manhood, and in the very fort from which was fired the first rebel gun at Fort Sumter, the vibrations of which so thrilled with energy the great northern heart He has fallen, but he fell in defence of a principle deeply enshrined in every loyal breast, and for the unity and perpetuity of a country that shall gladly honor her gallant dead. Let the virtues of the deceased be emulated by his bereaved comrades who survive him, and by whom his memory will doubtless be perpetuated with a pleasing sadness. As a token of respect to the fallen brave, it is hereby ordered that the usual badge of mourning be worn by the officers more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586778
  • 9781236586773