Proceedings of the Annual Encampment, Department of the Potomac, Grand Army of the Republic Volume 22-26

Proceedings of the Annual Encampment, Department of the Potomac, Grand Army of the Republic Volume 22-26

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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: ...not think they are cowards down there. Four years' experience with those gentlemen South convinced me of one thing--they are not cowards; oh. no! Laughter. Then they said, if you are determined to go, take a strong body-guard. Oh, no! I said; if I go down there looking for a fight I may get all the fight I want; I am not going down there in that way at all; but I did take with me a good fellow, a fighting Irishman. That was enough. We got as far as Richmond, and nothing unusual occurred. About that time I was pointed out on the train and was being inspected with a good deal of curiosity, and when we struck Augusta there was such an enormous crowd around the depot I did not know exactly how to take it. I said to my friend, look out of the window and tell me what you think of it. He looked out and said, " Be gorra, I think it means fight." I said all right, that is just whatl brought you here for. It is understood that with the multitude of aflairs the Commander-in-Chief has to perform he does not have to do any fighting, but his staff will have to do all of that kind of business that has to be done, and I have brought you flown to do that for me. I was received by the comrades from the Department of Georgia, delegates to the Department Encampment. I asked what was the meaning of this great crowd gathered here to-day? They stated that there was a double reason which had brought so many to the city. There was a grand carnival going on, and many came to meet their friends, and in addition, were quite a number had come to size me up. Then I was taken over to the hotel and received very cordially by the gentleman who kept the hotel, who said, " I want, Commander, when you are ready, to introduce you to some of our...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861744
  • 9781236861740