On the War Path; A Journey Over the Historic Grounds of the Late Civil War

On the War Path; A Journey Over the Historic Grounds of the Late Civil War

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...now dead, I will try to put on record his observations, in his own words or as nearly as may be. Captain Jones was one of those who find something humorous in even sad scenes. Pointing to afence along side the road, he remarked: "You see that panel of fence? That's wherellay down that evening after the charge was over. I saw a couple of other fellers lying there who didn't seem to be at all disturbed by the infernal racket that was going on, so I turned in alongside, thinking it a safe place. I didn't know they were dead men until a posse of ambulance men took hold of me roughly, thinking that I was one of the dead fellers they were ordered to pick up, and were scared half to death when I jumped on them for disturbing my sleep." Any person who ever met Captain Jones will understand that it would be very funny indeed to undertake to pick him up as a dead man. He would make a very lively corpse under such conditions. His regiment was on the left of the line, and as we stood together in the little depression which sheltered them while forming, he related some curious expressions and antics of the boys, showing that even in the face of almost sure death, the funny fellows have their last say. One big fellow, with mock heroism, stepped out from the line saying, " 'Who's afeard! Come on, boys; I'll lead you!" strutted up the little rise where he looked over the top, turned around quickly, and marched back again saying, " I guess not." Jones says: " We went along here at a hell-bending trot, and when we came to that fence, the first impulse was to climb over, but it looked as if every fellow that got up on top was knocked off, as if some one had been throwing rocks at a lot...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859006
  • 9781236859006