History of the One Hundred and Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 2d Corps, 1861-1865

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F. McManus, Jr. & Company, 1906 - Pennsylvania - 457 pages

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Page 98 - It is for you to decide your destiny, freely, and without constraint. -This army will respect your choice, whatever it may be; and, while the Southern people will rejoice to welcome you to your natural position among them, they will only welcome you when you come of your own free will. RE LEE, General Commanding.
Page 97 - Believing that the people of Maryland possess a spirit too lofty to submit to such a government, the people of the South have long wished to aid you in throwing off this foreign yoke, to enable you again to enjoy the inalienable rights of freemen, and restore the independence and sovereignty of your State.
Page 409 - Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.
Page 409 - Time is indeed a precious boon, But with the boon a task is given ; The heart must learn its duty well, To man on earth, and God in heaven.
Page 72 - You have saved all your material, all your trains and all your guns, except a few lost in battle, taking in return guns and colors from the enemy. Upon your march, you have been assailed day after day, with desperate fury, by men of the same race and nation, skilfully massed and led.
Page 447 - Union sentiments than though they had been captured. It affords me much pleasure to be able to testify to the uniform steadiness and good conduct of both officers and men during the battle, and I respectfully refer to the...
Page 78 - The battle of Glendale was the most severe action since the battle of Fair Oaks. About 3 o'clock PM the action commenced, and after a furious contest, lasting till after dark, the enemy was routed at all points and driven from the field.
Page 142 - The stone wall was a sheet of flame that enveloped the head and flanks of the column. Officers and men were falling rapidly, and the head of the column was at length brought to a stand when close up to the wall. Up to this time not a shot had been fired by the column, but now some firing began. It lasted but a minute, when, in spite of all our efforts, the column turned and began to retire slowly. I attempted to rally the brigade behind the natural embankment so often mentioned, but the united efforts...
Page 208 - I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, CHARLES^ BREWER, Assistant Surgeon United States Army.
Page 253 - Your heroic deeds, noble endurance of fatigue and privation, will ever be memorable. Let us return thanks to God for the mercy thus shown us, and ask earnestly for its continuance.

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