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Page 167 - They went where duty seemed to call, They scarcely asked the reason why ; They only knew they could but die, And death was not the worst of all ! Of man for man the sacrifice, All that was theirs to give they gave.
Page 87 - While sheeted lightnings wrapped each plain and hill. Alas ! how few came back From battle and from wrack ! Alas ! how many lie Beneath a Southern sky, Who never heard the fearful fight was done, And all they fought for won. Sweeter, I think their sleep. More peaceful and more deep, Could they but know their wounds were not in vain, Could they but hear the grand triumphal strain, And see their homes unmarred by hostile tread.
Page 169 - Lee, who had sent him word that he "must hold the fort or he could not subsist his army." — Century War Books. On the morning of the 24th the fleet of Admiral Porter źnoved in towards New Inlet and opened fire on the fort. The character of this bombardment, and the demands made by the admiral on his ships and sailors, I will let him tell. In his letter to the secretary of the navy...
Page 250 - The men behaved splendidly. Our loss in killed and wounded will probably number four hundred and fifty men ; very few were lost as prisoners. " We have of the enemy a number of prisoners. This force is too strong for us. I will hold out to Dinwiddie CH until I am compelled to leave.
Page 255 - You will assume command of the whole force sent to operate with you and use it to the best of your ability to destroy the force which your command has fought so gallantly to-day.
Page 174 - I have since visited Fort Fisher and the adjoining works, and find their strength greatly beyond what I had conceived. An engineer might be excusable in saying they could not be captured except by regular siege. I wonder even now how it was done. The work, as l said before, is really stronger than the Malakoff Tower, which defied so long the combined power of France and England...
Page 65 - Malvern hill is an elevated plateau about a mile and a half by three-fourths of a mile in area, well cleared of timber, and with several converging roads running over it. In front are numerous defensible ravines, and the ground slopes gradually toward the north and east to the woodland, giving clear ranges for artillery in those directions.
Page 14 - I have served my country, under the flag of the Union, for more than fifty years ; and as long as God permits me to live, I will defend that flag with my sword, even if my own native State assails it.
Page 182 - official," dated Tuesday, 10 AM, January 17, 1865. In this despatch Stanton mentions Terry, my brigade commanders and some regimental commanders, but omits my name altogether. Among other things he says: " The assault on the other and most difficult side of the fort was made by a column of three thousand troops of the old Tenth Corps, led by Colonel Curtis, under the immediate supervision of General Terry.