Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at the Annual Meeting Volume 14-16

Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at the Annual Meeting Volume 14-16

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... the public interest. By the exercise of these rights and habits, men come to look upon the government as something of their own making, for their own goods, and not as something to deprive them of their rights, thrust upon them by tyranny and the strong hand of oppression without their consent; and consequently they regard any attmik upon it as an attack upon that which belongs to them for their use, protection and enjoyment. The soldiers of our army had behind them homes, parents, wives, children and property. They did not go to war for an occupation, or from the love of war, but for a principle which they proposed to settle in accordance with right, justice and hi..imanity. That being done, they were ready and anxious t0 return to their homes and vocations, more thoughtful and better men for having performed great actions and achievements prompted only by a love of country. It was no unusual thing to see, in the ranks of our volunteer army, men representing more property and as much culture and charaCter as citizens as the major-general commanding the corps or the army. This could not, perhaps, be seen in any other army in 11h'-' W0r1d1 and if seen in isolated cases, would be regarded as a freakand not the result of a form of government which makes each man feel that he is the peer of any other citizen and must share in all the responsibilities of the government, and that there is nothing in the laws of his country, or in conditions of society, to prevent him from becoming the chief magistrate of the people if he can show himself worthy. The best type of American citizens entered the volunteer army as private soldiers, the colleges and the learned professions contributing their full share., The service in no wise injured...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797140
  • 9781236797148