Brothers in Arms

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Houghton Mifflin, 1917 - 62 pages
 

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Page 16 - So we made a thoroughfare for Freedom and her train, Sixty miles in latitude, three hundred to the main; Treason fled before us, for resistance was in vain, While we were marching through Georgia.
Page 58 - In future the inhabitants of places situated near railways and telegraph lines which have been destroyed will be punished without mercy (whether they are guilty of this destruction or not). For this purpose, hostages have been taken in all places in the vicinity of railways in danger of similar attacks; and at the first attempt to destroy any railway, telegraph, or telephone line, they will be shot immediately.
Page 28 - ... of your hearts, and I desire to thank also the press of the United States, represented by you. I fully realize the ardent and disinterested help you have given by your tireless propaganda in the cause of right ; I know your action has been incalculable. Gentlemen, I thank you. We have come to this land to salute the American people and its Government, to call to fresh vigor our life-long friendship, sweet and cordial in the ordinary course of our lives, and which these tragic hours have raised...
Page 28 - We have come to this land to salute the American people and its Government, to call to fresh vigor our lifelong friendship, sweet and cordial in the ordinary course of our lives, and which these tragic hours have raised to all the ardor of brotherly love — a brotherly love which in these last years of suffering has multiplied its most touching expressions. You have given help not only in treasure, in every act of kindness and good will — for us your children have shed their blood, and the names...
Page 41 - A great struggle lies before us, and I cannot put that before you more forcibly than by stating that at the commencement of this spring's campaign Germany put in the field 1,000,000 more men than she put in the field last spring.
Page 29 - You have given help not only in treasure, in every act of kindness and good will, but for us your children have shed their blood, and the names of your sacred dead are inscribed forever in our hearts. And it was with a full knowledge of the meaning of what you did that you acted. Your inexhaustible generosity was not the charity of the fortunate to the distressed, it was an affirmation of your conscience, a reasoned approval of your judgment. Your fellow-countrymen...
Page 15 - Navy who fell in defense of the Union and Liberty of their country, 186165," were modeled by Franklin Simmons in Rome, from a sketch by Admiral David D.
Page 20 - Queen !" and the soldiers stuck their bear -skins on their bayonets and swung them above their heads and cheered, and the women on the house-tops and balconies waved their handkerchiefs and cheered, and the men beat the air with their hats and cheered, and the Lady in the Black Dress nodded and bowed her head at them, and winked away the tears in her eyes.
Page 3 - ... they have formed of the events of this war. The privilege of having a part in these celebrations while veterans of this great struggle are still with us, should be highly prized. The time will come in the life time of those now in our schools when they will be envied for having had this privilege. The Civil War was waged for the preservation of the Union and for securing the freedom of all men irrespective of color. It was a war waged for the sake of high and noble principles. The recurring celebration...
Page 53 - ... for offices unless released elsewhere? And finally, how are we to put $7,000,000,000 or $8,000,000,000 of purchasing power at the disposal of the Government unless we curtail our individual expenditures? The country should immediately awake to the fact that it has a great task in hand and that it cannot carry on a war like this with one hand and continue to do all the business it did before with the other.

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