The War Between the Union and the Confederacy, and Its Lost Opportunities, with a History of the 15th Alabama Regiment and the Forty-Eight Battles in Which It Was Engagedthe War Between the United States and Spain

The War Between the Union and the Confederacy, and Its Lost Opportunities, with a History of the 15th Alabama Regiment and the Forty-Eight Battles in Which It Was Engagedthe War Between the United States and Spain

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...has been a great actor in the most momentous scenes of life in the last moments to be mentally passing through them again. Napoleon was the greatest captain of the age in which he lived. When dying in exile at St. Helena his last sentence was, "Tete d'armee" (at the head of the army). A moment still, then he shouted "Josephine," and sprang off the bed to catch her in his arms, and breathed no more. She had been dead many years. Hood Graduated from West Point----His Rapid Rise From Captain to Full General----Loses a Leg at Chickamauga---Made Lieutenant-General-In Command of Army of Tennessee, Succeeding Gen. Joseph E. ohnston----Hood's Disappointment at Spring Hill and His Bitter Complaint Thereat----The Battle at Franklin---The Campaign to t Relieved From Duty With the Army of Tennessee-His Last Service and Surrender---After the War. In a previous chapter we suspended the narration of the movements of the Army of Tennessee with the removal of General Johnston and the installation of Hood as its commander on July 18, 1864. General Hood was born in Kentucky in 1832, and entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1849, When seventeen years old. He graduated in 1853 in the same class with Sheridan, McPherson, and Schofield. He continued inthe Regular Army until secession, when he resigned. He entered the Confederate Army as a captain of cavalry in the army of Qt?' eral Magruder on the Peninsula near the James River, Vi1'""?' His promptness in the obedience of orders and his efficiency I11 drill and discipline secured his rapid promotion. He was soon appointed colonel of the Fourth Texas infantry. _ During the winter of 1861-62 he drilled and disciplined it until he made it...show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678443X
  • 9781236784438