Proceedings of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York: On the Life and Services of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Held at the Capitol, April 9, 1889

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J.B. Lyon, state printer, 1890 - 64 pages

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Page 13 - The path of duty was the way to glory : He, that ever following her commands, On with toil of heart and knees and hands, Thro...
Page 13 - 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.
Page 26 - I was fixing in my mind what I should do. My first thought was to stop the army in the suburbs of Winchester as it came back, form a new line, and fight there; but as the situation was more maturely considered, a better conception prevailed. I was sure the troops had confidence in me, for heretofore we had been successful; and as at other times they had seen me present at the slightest sign of trouble or distress, I felt...
Page 14 - God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy ; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy ; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal.
Page 39 - Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father. 28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.
Page 34 - Sheridan in this memorable raid passed entirely around Lee's army : encountered his cavalry in four engagements, and defeated them in all ; recaptured four hundred Union prisoners and killed and captured many of the enemy ; destroyed and used many supplies and munitions of war ; destroyed miles of railroad and telegraph, and freed us from annoyance by the cavalry of the enemy for more than two weeks.
Page 43 - I had first observed the enemy, to see what he was doing. Arrived there, I could plainly see him getting ready for attack, and Major Forsyth now suggested that it would be well to ride along the line of battle before the enemy assailed us, for although the troops had learned of my return, but few of them had seen me. Following his suggestion I started in behind the men, but when a few paces had been taken I crossed to the front and, hat in hand, passed along the entire length of the infantry line...
Page 46 - There is one thing that you should appreciate, and that is that the improvement in guns and in the material of war, in dynamite and other explosives, and in breech-loading guns, is rapidly bringing us to a period when war will eliminate itself ; when we can no longer stand up and fight each other in battle, and when we will have to resort to something else. Now, what will that ' something else
Page 44 - I do not believe war to be simply that lines should engage each other in battle, as that is but the duello part — a part which would be kept up so long as those who live at home in peace and plenty could find the best youth of the country to enlist in their cause, (I say the best, for the bravest are always th£ best,) and therefore do not regret the system of living on the enemy's country.
Page 24 - They want some tangible indemnity for the loss of life, and as victory is an offset the value of which is manifest, it not only makes them content to shed their blood, but also furnishes evidence of capacity in those who commanded them. My regiment had lost very few men since coming under my command, but it seemed, in the eyes of all who belonged to it, that casualties to the enemy and some slight successes for us had repaid every sacrifice, and in consequence I had gained not only their confidence...

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