The Soldier in Our Civil War; A Pictorial History of the Conflict, 1861-1865, Illustrating the Valor of the Soldier as Displayed on the Battle-Field Volume 2
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: ...this army will mourn his death and cherish his memory as that of one who, though comparatively young, had risen by his merit and ability to the command of one of the best armies which the nation had called into existence to vindicate its honor and integrity. History tells of but few who so blended the grace and gentleness of the friend with the dignity, courage, faith and manliness of the soldier, His public enemies, even the men who directed the fatal shot. never spoke or wrote of him without expressions of marked respect; those whom he commanded loved him even to idolntry; and I, his associate and commander, fail in words adequate to express my opinion of his great worth. I feel assured that every patriot in America, on hearing this sad news, will feel a sense of personal loss, and the country generally will realizc that we have lost not only an able military leader, but a man who, had he survived, was qualified to heal the national strife which had been raised by designing and ambitious men. His body was sent North in charge of The President of the United States orders as follows: (1) Major-general Halleck is at his own request relieved from duty as General-in-Chief of the Army, and Lieutenant-general U. S. Grant assigned to the command of the Armies of the United States. The headquarters of the Army will be in Washington, and also with Lientenant-general Grant in the field. (2) Major-general Halleek is assigned to duty in Washington as chief of stafi of the Army. under the direction of the Secretary of War and the Lieutenant-general commanding. Hrs orders will be obeyed and respected accordingly. (3) Major-general W. T. Sherman is assigned to the command of the Military Division of the Mississippi, composed of the Departments of the...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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