A Narrative of the Services of the Officers and Enlisted Men of the 7th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers (veterans) from 1862 to 1866

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American bank note Company, 1882 - 219 Seiten

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Seite 206 - The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead.
Seite 148 - I sweep them for a paean, but they wane Again and yet again Into a dirge, and die away, in pain. In these brave ranks I only see the gaps, Thinking of dear ones whom the dumb turf wraps...
Seite 125 - So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And- these have smaller still to bite 'em, And so proceed ad infinitum.
Seite 50 - While we all mourn the loss of many brave comrades, we, who were absent, envy them the privilege of dying upon the battle-field for our country, under the starry folds of her victorious flag. The colors and guidons of the several corps engaged in the contest will have inscribed on them "Baton Rouge.
Seite 102 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Seite 49 - You have shown him that if he cannot take an outpost after weeks of preparation, what would be his fate with the main body. If your general should say he was proud of you, it would only be to praise himself; but he will say he is proud to be one of you. In this battle the Northeast and the Northwest mingled their blood on the field, as they had long ago joined their hearts, in support of the Union.
Seite 49 - Soldiers of the Army of the Gulf: " Your successes have heretofore been substantially bloodless. " Taking and holding the most important strategic and commercial...
Seite 103 - Paul ; and, in every deed of mischief, he had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.
Seite 121 - Death takes us by surprise, And stays our hurrying feet ; The great design unfinished lies, Our lives are incomplete. But in the dark unknown Perfect their circles seem, Even as a bridge's arch of stone Is rounded in the stream.
Seite 165 - Frederick heavy growth of hard wood, which, having been slashed, made, with the underbrush and vines, an almost impassable obstruction. The ditch in front of the breastworks was five feet deep and eight feet wide, but in front of Fort McDermett it was deeper and wider. In front of the batteries were also detached rifle-pits for sharpshooters, and along the entire front was a line of abatis fifteen feet wide. On the extreme left the works were unfinished.

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