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From Manassas to Appomattox (1908)
by James Longstreet


Overview - Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IL FROM NEW MEXICO TO MANASSAS. The War-Clond?The Journey Northward?Appointed Brigadier-General?Report to General Beauregard?Assigned to Command at the Scene of the First Conflict?Personnel of the Confronting Forces?  Read more...

 
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IL FROM NEW MEXICO TO MANASSAS. The War-Clond?The Journey Northward?Appointed Brigadier-General?Report to General Beauregard?Assigned to Command at the Scene of the First Conflict?Personnel of the Confronting Forces? Description of the Field of Manassas, or Bull Run?Beauregard and McDowell of the same West Point Class?Battle of Blackburn's Ford?Early's Mistake?Under Fire of Friend and Foe. I Was stationed at Albuquerque, New Mexico, as paymaster in the United States army when the war-cloud appeared in the East. Officers of the Northern and Southern States were anxious to see the portending storm pass by or disperse, and on many occasions we, too, were assured, by those who claimed to look into the future, that the statesman would yet show himself equal to the occasion, and restore confidence among the people. Our mails were due semi-monthly, but during winter seasons we were glad to have them once a month, and occasionally had to be content with once in six weeks. When mail- day came the officers usually assembled on the flat roof of the quartermaster's office to look for the dust that in that arid climate announced the coming mail-wagon when five or ten miles away; but affairs continued to grow gloomy, and eventually came information of the attack upon and capture of Fort Sumter by the Confederate forces, which put down speculation and drew the long-dreaded line. A number of officers of the post called to persuade me to remain in the Union service. Captain Gibbs, of the Mounted Rifles, was the principal talker, and after a long but pleasant discussion, I asked him what course he would pursue if his State should pass ordinances of secession and call him to its defence. He confessed that he would obey the call. It was a sad day when we took leave of lifetime...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217697507
  • ISBN-10: 021769750X
  • Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 246
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.52 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds


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