The South: A Tour of Its Battlefields and Ruined Cities, a Journey Through the Desolated States, and Talks with the People: Being a Description of the Present State of the Country - Its Agriculture - Railroads -business and Finances...

L. Stebbins, 1866 - 590 Seiten

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Seite 144 - Time! the beautifier of the dead, Adorner of the ruin, comforter And only healer when the heart hath bled — Time! the corrector where our judgments err, The test of truth, love, — sole philosopher, For all beside are sophists, from thy thrift, Which never loses though it doth defer — Time, the avenger! unto thee I lift My hands, and eyes, and heart, and crave of thee a gift: cxxxi.
Seite 243 - ... and the interest thereof shall be inviolably appropriated to the support and encouragement of common schools throughout the State, and for the equal benefit of all the people thereof; and no law shall be made authorizing said fund or any part thereof to be diverted to any other use than the support and encouragement of common schools.
Seite 372 - Every civil officer shall, and every person may, arrest and carry back to his or her legal employer any freedman, free negro, or mulatto who shall have quit the service of his or her employer before the expiration of his or her term of service...
Seite 418 - And baited villanous well, Right in our path were set Three hundred traps of hell! And there, O sight forlorn! There, while the cannon Hurtled and thundered — (Ah, what ill raven Flapped o'er the ship that morn!) — Caught by the under-death, In the drawing of a breath Down went dauntless Craven, He and his hundred!
Seite 472 - 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 477 - The army will forage liberally on the country during the march. To this end, each brigade commander will organize a good and sufficient foraging party, under the command of one or more discreet officers, who will gather near the route...
Seite 370 - ... that it shall be, and is hereby made, the duty of the Sheriff of...
Seite 477 - ... forage. Soldiers must not enter the dwellings of the inhabitants, or commit any trespass ; but, during...
Seite 477 - To corps commanders alone is intrusted the power to destroy mills, houses, cottongins, etc. ; and for them this general principle is laid down : In districts and neighborhoods where the army is unmolested, no destruction of such property should be permitted; but should guerrillas or bushwhackers molest our march, or should the inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads, or otherwise manifest local hostility, then army commanders should order and enforce a devastation more or less relentless, according...
Seite 85 - Around the eastern and southern brow of the plateau an almost unbroken fringe of second growth of pines gave excellent shelter for our marksmen, who availed themselves of it with the most satisfactory skill. To the west, adjoining the fields, a broad belt of oaks extends directly across the crest, on both sides of the Sudley road, in which, during the battle, regiments of both armies met and contended for the o mastery.

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