Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at the Annual Meeting Volume 1-5

Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at the Annual Meeting Volume 1-5

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...to present a toast which was expected from me at the close of the regular toasts this evening. Igive you " T /ze C itizens of C/zicago. T/zeir enterprise is proverbial, and lheir liberality no less so. The latter will be long remembered by the united Armies of the Tennessee, the Ohio, the Cumberland and the Georgia." Cheers. This sentiment to the "Citizens of Chicago" offered by General Thomas, was received with enthusiastic cheers, the echo of the feelings of those who had such full demonstrations of the reality of the sentiment. ELEVENTH To.-sT: --"T/ze Cavalzy Corps of the.Iilitnry Division of t/ze.I'ississippi." Response by GeneralJ. H. VV11.soN, who was n1mble to speak by reason of an affection of his throat. His address reads: COMRA1)Es: --In responding to the sentiments which you have just received, and which revives in my mind so many stirring recollections, it is not my intention to detain you by a recital of historic details, but I should be false to the hardy riders, who never were false to me or to their colors, if I failed in their na'me to return their grateful acknowledgements for the graceful manner in which you have just complimented them. It is said that a prominent General in the early days of the rebellion offered a reward for a dead cavalryman; and, we are all familiar with the derisive cry, "Fight in the front! There goes the cavalry to the rear!" I remember hearing it upon one occasion which may have some significance, among the potent but unseen influences which gave character to the war. It was on the night after the battle of l/Iission Ridge, while General Grant, accompanied by his staff and orderlies, were riding toward Chattanooga. As the cavalcade dashed by, a...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892747
  • 9781236892744