Sketches of War History, 1861-1865: Papers Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 2. köide

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Page 49 - The right of property is before and higher than any Constitutional sanction; and the right of the owner of a slave to such slave and its increase is the same and as inviolable as the right of the owner of any property whatever.
Page 49 - Absolute and arbitrary power over the lives, liberty and property of freemen exists nowhere in a republic, not even in the largest majority.
Page 62 - The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact that the State of Kentucky be and is hereby admitted as a member of the Confederate States of America on an equal footing with the other States of the Confederacy.
Page 176 - Colonel JL Kirby Smith, of the 43d Ohio, fell with a mortal wound. I have not words to describe the qualities of this model soldier, or to express the loss we have sustained in his death. The best testimony I can give to his memory is the spectacle witnessed by myself, in the very moment of battle, of stern, brave men, weeping like children aa the word passed,
Page 53 - Kentucky is hereby requested to inform the executives of said states that it is the opinion of this General Assembly that whenever the authorities of those states shall send armed forces to the South for the purpose indicated in said resolutions, the people of Kentucky, uniting with their brethren of the South, will as one man resist such invasion of the soil of the South at all hazards, and to the last extremity.
Page 198 - Mid little ones who weep or wonder, And bravely speaks the cheering word, — What though her heart be rent asunder, Doomed nightly, in her dreams, to hear The bolts of death around him rattle, Hath shed as sacred blood as e'er Was poured upon the field of battle. The mother who conceals her grief, While to her breast her son she presses, Then breathes a few brave words and brief, Kissing the patriot brow she presses, With no one but her secret God To know the pain that weighs upon her, Sheds holy...
Page 17 - The enemy's artillery, posted on a hill in our front, was active in throwing shot and shell up, to the period when the infantry fight commenced; but, in consequence of the great angle of elevation at which they fired and our sheltered position, inflicted...
Page 340 - We, the delegates of the people of the State of South Carolina, in general convention met, do ordain and establish this constitution for its government.
Page 229 - Thank God that Richmond is at last rid of old Winder; God have mercy upon those to whom he has been sent" — this man was promoted by Mr.
Page 76 - ... service, between April, 1861, and the close of the war, 2,109 regimental surgeons and 3,882 regimental assistant surgeons.. During the same period there were employed 85 acting staff surgeons and 5,532 acting assistant surgeons.

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