War Papers, Read Before the Commandery of the State of Maine, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; V. 1- Volume 3

War Papers, Read Before the Commandery of the State of Maine, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; V. 1- Volume 3

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...except to intensify solitary confinement. The McLane house, where Grant and Lee first met for conference before the surrender, is torn down and left a dismal heap of ruin. As to the hamlet itself, most of the old houses are still there, --no improvement, and no addition; all looking uncared for and forlorn. I had followed the road from the station which was taken by Ord's troops on the left of the Fifth Corps on the morning of April 9, 1865, and specially examined the ground taken up by the left of our enveloping lines, but could find no mark nor token of its position. I knew the ground in general well enough, but wished to ascertain the respective positions in detail both of these troops and of our cavalry mainly operating on that flank, in order to understand some of the reports afterwards made concerning these positions on that day and the following. But here again, no sign, no marker, was to be found. Following along the principal street easterly, --the old Richmond Road, --I recognized on the right the heights from which on clearing away Gordon's Stonewall Brigade, we came into full view of Lee's whole baffled column on the two slopes of the Appomattox, --Gordon already across on our side of it, and the head of Longstreet's command halted on the other side, caught now between us and Meade's Second and Sixth Corps pressing his rear, with the grotesque feature, for a middle point, made by the motley crowd of citizens around the ford below, fleeing in terror from the demons they had been told we were. I wished to look again on the theater of that thrilling scene, barren as it now is. Following still the street, to get as near as possible before venturing the trespass of setting foot again on that crest I once held by that possession which is saishow more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485602
  • 9781236485601