The Life of Stonewall Jackson: From Official Papers, Contemporary Narratives, and Personal Acquaintance

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C. B. Richardson, 1863 - 305 strani
This work examines Stonewall Jackson's life and highlights his military campaigns during the Civil War.
 

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Stran 79 - And lights the hearths of happy homes With loveliness and worth. We thought they slept! — the sons who kept The names of noble sires, And slumbered while the darkness crept Around their vigil fires; But, aye, the "Golden Horseshoe" Knights Their old Dominion keep, Whose foes have found enchanted ground, But not a knight asleep!
Stran 221 - All quiet along the Potomac to-night, Where the soldiers lie peacefully dreaming ; Their tents, in the rays of the clear autumn moon. Or the light of the watch-fires are gleaming.
Stran 133 - I have just received your note, informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and energy.
Stran 200 - Believing that the People of Maryland possessed 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 independence and sovereignty to your State.
Stran 219 - No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!
Stran 138 - I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them — of lines of retreat, and of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position a soldier should desire to occupy is one from which he can most easily advance against the enemy. Let us study the probable lines of retreat of our opponents, and leave our own to take care of themselves. Let us look before us and not behind. Success and glory are in the advance. Disaster and shame lurk in the rear.
Stran 78 - Who climbed the blue Virginian hills Against embattled foes, And planted there in valleys fair The lily and the rose; Whose fragrance lives in many lands, Whose beauty stars the earth And lights the hearths of happy homes With loveliness and worth. We thought they slept, the sons who kept The names of noble sires, And slumbered while the darkness crept Around their vigil fires; But aye, the Golden Horseshoe Knights Their old Dominion keep, Whose foes have found enchanted ground But not a knight asleep!
Stran 86 - McDowell has been ordered to march upon that city by the shortest route. "He is ordered, keeping himself always in position to save the capital from all possible attack, so to operate as to put his left wing in communication with your right wing, and you are instructed to co-operate so as to establish this communication as soon as possible, by extending your right wing to the north of Richmond.
Stran 199 - They have seen, with profound indignation, their sister State deprived of every right, and reduced to the condition of a conquered province. " Under the pretence of supporting the Constitution, but in violation of its most valuable provisions, your citizens have been arrested and imprisoned upon no charge, and contrary to all forms of law.
Stran 150 - It is difficult, within the proper reserve of an official report, to do justice to the merits of this accomplished officer. Urged by the medical director to take no part in the movements of the day, because of the then enfeebled state of his health, his ardent patriotism and military pride could bear no restraint.

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