Uncle Sam's Medal of Honor; Some of the Noble Deeds for Which the Medal Has Been Awarded, Described by Those Who Have Won It, 1861-1866

Uncle Sam's Medal of Honor; Some of the Noble Deeds for Which the Medal Has Been Awarded, Described by Those Who Have Won It, 1861-1866

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...he was given light duty, and detailed to take care of Secretary Seward. The bell was answered by the colored boy, William. A large man in a light overcoat and slouch hat strode into the hall. He spoke hurriedly and roughly. "I want to see Mr. Seward. I have some medicine from Dr. Verdi." "You can't see the Secretary; nobody 'lowed in his room," replied the faithful servant. "But I must see him, "said the stranger. William reflected that perhaps this was a messenger from the doctor, who might be allowed to see one of the family, to whom he would perhaps deliver his message. He moved towards the stairs leading to the second floor, closely followed by the stranger, who kept his right hand in his "Of course my father can see no one; he is very ill." "I must see him; the doctor said so," persisted the man. "But I tell you it is impossible," said the Assistant-Secretary. The man turned about as if to go down, and William went before him. Suddenly, with an exclamation--more like the growl of some wild beast--" You!" the stranger struck Frederick Seward a terrible blow, which felled him to the floor; again he brought down the butt of his pistol on the defenceless head with crushing force. At this moment the door of the sick-room opened and AN UNEQUAL STRUGGLE. 2 I 7 Sergeant Robinson appeared. Before he could understand the situation, the assassin rushed at Robinson and struck at his throat with a knife. Robinson instinctively tried to ward off the blow, but received it upon his head and was knocked down. Bounding over Robinson, the would-be murderer rushed to the bed and began to strike wildly with his knife at the throat of the Secretary. Already he had cut the flesh from one cheek...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510194
  • 9781236510198