Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mississippi River” in chapter 1 of Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America.:
...e person to be in; but not in command.
If some one else had been colonel, and I had been lieutenant-colonel, I do not think I would have felt any trepidation.
Before we were prepared to cross the Mississippi River at Quincy, my anxiety was relieved; for the men of the besieged regiment came straggling into the town.
I am inclined to think both sides got frightened and ran away.
Now, however, he was star...
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