First Reunion of the Survivors of the Army of the Tennessee and Its Four Corps

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Press of Wilson, Humphreys & Company, 1892 - 214 pages

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Page 7 - Bring the good old bugle, boys, we'll sing another song, Sing it with a spirit that will start the world along, Sing it as we used to sing it fifty thousand strong, While we were marching through Georgia.
Page 7 - 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. Chorus Hurrah! hurrah! we bring the jubilee! Hurrah! hurrah! the flag that makes you free!
Page 64 - twas the pale moonlight — They looked as white as their brothers! And so all night marched the Nation's dead With never a banner above them spread, Nor a badge, nor a motto brandished...
Page 63 - I fell in a revery, sad and sweet, And then to a fitful slumber. When, lo ! in a vision I seemed to stand In the lonely Capitol. On each hand Far stretched the portico ; dim and grand Its columns ranged, like a martial band Of sheeted spectres whom some command Had called to a last reviewing. And the streets of the city were white and bare, No footfall echoed across the square; But out of the misty midnight air I heard in the distance a trumpet blare, And the wandering night-winds seemed to bear...
Page 7 - Rosecrans was ordered to send to General Thomas the troops of General AJ Smith's command, and such other troops as he could spare. The advance of this reinforcement reached Nashville on the 30th of November.
Page 64 - That showed no flicker, nor waning lamp, Nor wasted bivouac fires. And I saw a phantom army come, With never a sound of fife or drum, But keeping time to a throbbing hum Of wailing and lamentation : The martyred heroes of Malvern Hill, Of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville, The men whose wasted figures fill The patriot graves of the nation.
Page 45 - The mountains look on Marathon, And Marathon looks on the sea. And musing there an hour alone, I dreamed that Greece might still be free, For standing on the Persians' grave, I could not deem myself a slave.
Page 63 - READ last night of the grand review In Washington's chiefest avenue, — Two hundred thousand men in blue, I think they said was the number, — Till I seemed to hear their trampling feet, The bugle blast and the drum's quick beat, The clatter of hoofs in the stony street...
Page 7 - Henderson Hill, in which he defeated him, capturing two hundred and ten prisoners and four pieces of artillery. On the 28th he again attacked and defeated the enemy under the rebel General Taylor at Cane River.
Page 7 - Hurrah ! hurrah ! we bring the jubilee ! Hurrah ! hurrah ! the flag that makes you free ! So we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea, While we were marching through Georgia.

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