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action advance army arrived artillery assault attack attempt battery battle brevet bridge brigade Burnside Burnside's camp campaign Captain carried cavalry charge chief close column command communications crossing Department direction division duty early East Tennessee enemy enemy's enemy’s engaged entire eral field fight fire five flank force formed forward four Fredericksburg front Grant hands held hold hour hundred immediately infantry Island July killed Knoxville land Lieutenant Colonel loss Major Meade Michigan miles military morning move movement night Ninth Corps North o'clock occupied officers Ohio once operations passed position Potomac prepared President railroad reached ready rear rebel received regiment returned Richmond river road sent severe side soldiers soon success supplies thousand tion town train troops United Washington wounded York
Stran 155 - Not once or twice in our rough island-story, The path of duty was the way to glory : He that walks it, only thirsting For the right, and learns to deaden Love of self, before his journey closes, He shall find the stubborn thistle bursting Into glossy purples, which outredden All voluptuous garden-roses.
Stran 174 - I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
Stran 166 - House, which is just about twice as far as you would have to do from Harper's Ferry. He is certainly not more than half as well provided with wagons as you are. I certainly should be pleased for you to have the advantage of the railroad from Harper's Ferry to Winchester, but it wastes all the remainder of autumn to give it to you, and in fact ignores the question of time, which cannot and must not be ignored.
Stran 167 - Haymarket, and Fredericksburg, and you see how turnpikes, railroads, and finally the Potomac, by Aquia creek, meet you at all points from Washington. The same, only the lines lengthened a little, if you press closer to the Blue Ridge part of the way.
Stran 167 - Gaps would enable you to attack if you should wish. For a great part of the way you would be practically between the enemy and both Washington and Richmond, enabling us to spare you the greatest number of troops from here. When, at length, running for Richmond ahead of him enables him to move this way, if he does so, turn and attack him in rear.
Stran 132 - Your despatch of to,day received. God bless you and all with you. Destroy the rebel army if possible.
Stran 165 - General Halleck that you cannot subsist your army at Winchester unless the railroad from Harper's Ferry to that point be put in working order. But the enemy does now subsist his army at Winchester, at a distance nearly twice as great from railroad transportation as you would have to do without the railroad last named.