War Letters of William Thompson Lusk: Captain, Assistant Adjutant-general, United States Volunteers 1861-1863, Afterward M.D., LL. D.

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Priv. print., 1911 - 304 strani
 

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Stran 228 - The President directs that you cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy, or drive him south. Your army must move now, while the roads are good.
Stran 60 - Then, too, the men were not used to marching ; they stopped every moment to pick blackberries or to get water. They would not keep in the ranks, order as much as you pleased. When they came where water was fresh they would pour the old water out of their canteens and fill them with fresh water ; they were not used to denying themselves much. They were not used to journeys on foot...
Stran 208 - ... and to go out to meet and take command of the army, when it approached the vicinity of the works, then to place the troops in the best position — committing everything to my hands.
Stran 66 - Colonel (Cameron), charged across the hill, and for a short time the contest was severe. They rallied several times under fire, but finally broke and gained the cover of the hill.
Stran 104 - ... instant. I was a mere spectator of the combat, and it is not my province to render any report of this action, but I deem it an imperative duty to say that the firing and maneuvering of our fleet against that of the rebels and their formidable land batteries was a master-piece of activity and professional skill that must have elicited the applause of the rebels themselves as a tactical operation. I think that too much praise cannot be awarded to the science and skill exhibited by the flag-officer...
Stran 250 - Alas my poor country! It has strong limbs to march and meet the foe, stout arms to strike heavy blows, brave hearts to dare— but the brains, the brains— have we no brains to use the arms and limbs and eager hearts with cunning? Perhaps Old Abe has some funny story to tell, appropriate to the occasion.
Stran 113 - These ignorant and benighted creatures flocked into Beaufort on the hegira of the whites, and held high carnival in the deserted mansions, smashing doors, mirrors, and furniture, and appropriating all that took their fancy.
Stran 66 - But about 9 o'clock at night I received from General Tyler, in person, the order to continue the retreat to the Potomac. This retreat was by night, and disorderly in the extreme. The 'men of different regiments mingled together, and some reached the river at Arlington, some at Long Bridge, and the greater part returned to their former camps at or near Fort Corcoran. I reached this point at noon next day, and found a miscellaneous crowd crossing over the aqueduct and ferries.
Stran 60 - ... troops under his command. Hardly had we arrived at this place, when, to the horror of every right-minded person, several houses were broken open, and others were in flames, by the act of some of those, who, it has been the boast of the loyal, came here...
Stran 212 - ... retired, unmolested and in good order. The steady tramp of their retreating columns, like the steady flowing of a river, was heard all through the still night of the 18th of September, as they streamed along the road to the Shepherdstown ford of the Potomac. But, for an invading army, a drawn battle is little less than a lost battle, and so it was in this case. Lee drew off successfully and defiantly, but the invasion of Maryland was at an end. Of McClellan's conduct of this battle there is little...

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