Southern Martyrs; A History of Alabama's White Regiments During the Spanish-American War, Touching Incidentally on the Experiences of the Entire First Division of the Seventh Army Corps

Southern Martyrs; A History of Alabama's White Regiments During the Spanish-American War, Touching Incidentally on the Experiences of the Entire First Division of the Seventh Army Corps

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...their attention to the Second Alabama on May 13. The Warrior Guards were the first company of Colonel Cox's command to undergo the examiners' scrutiny. Of the 103 men who applied for enlistment under Captain Brandon, just twenty-three were rejected, the company being left with precisely the number of accepted men required for muster. Meanwhile the muster work in the First Alabama had progressed with such rapidity that only three' companies of Colonel Higdon's command remained to be sworn, the Bessemer Rifles having taken the oath on May 11 and the Etowah Rifles, the Anniston Rifles, the Joe Johnston Rifles and the Huutsville Rifles on May i3. The Oxford Rifles were mustered, May 14, and the Wheeler Rifles, May 17. Then followed an interval of a week in which strenuous efforts were made to secure the few recruits remaining necessary to accomplish the muster of the Clark or Bowie Rifles. Recruiting officers were dispatched to Northern Alabama and advertisements were circulated for volunteers. But the difficulties which beset the Second Alabama at that period were incalculably more embarrassing. Up to May 11, there were only eight companies in Camp Johnston. On that day, however, the Mobile Cadets and the Lomax Rifles reported for duty. Five days later, May lo, the Eufaula Rifles arrived. It was not until that day that Captain Brandon succeeded in having his company, the Warrior Guards, mustered. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the captain, a gifted orator, made his men a stirring speech. He reminded them that they composed the first company in the Second Alabama to be mustered and he hoped they would be first in everything else pertaining to the regimental history. He referred also to the Guards' proud record and concluded with an eloquent...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531914
  • 9781236531919