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John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life, I. The tocsin of war. (search)
John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life, chapter 20 (search)
Chapter 4: Ride to Richmond. expedition on the James river. a prisoner of the ninth Virginia cavalry. fishing and shooting. Sunday in camp. headquarters at Hanover Court. house. camp scenes. fights and Reconnaissances. rattlesnake and Bull-Frog departure from Dundee. During the night which followed the battle of Malvern Hill, we encamped in the orchard of a small farmhouse near the field, but our repose was made exceedingly uncomfortable by heavy showers of rain following one another in rapid succession until the dawn. Profiting by the darkness of the night and the disturbance created by the storm, a spy, who had been captured by some of our men, and who had been condemned to be hanged the next morning, contrived to make his escape. I was rather glad of it. He was an old man of more than sixty, and I had seen him riding along with us all the day on a miserable mule, his hands tied behind him, with such a terrified expression upon his ashy features, that I re
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Treaty of peace-mexican
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Treaty of peace-mexican Bull fights-regimental quartermaster-trip to Popocatepetl-trip to the caves of Mexico The treaty of peace between the two countries was signed by the commissioners of each side early in February, 1848. It took a considerable time for it to reach Washington, receive the approval of the administration, and be finally ratified by the Senate. It was naturally supposed by the army that there would be no more fighting, and officers and men were of course anxious to get
to find that he had come to life again.
I confess that I felt sorry to see the cruelty to the bull and the horse.
I did not stay for the conclusion of the performance; but while I did stay, there was not a bull killed in the prescribed way.
Bull fights are now prohibited in the Federal District-embracing a territory around the City of Mexico, somewhat larger than the District of Columbia-and they are not an institution in any part of the country.
During one of my recent visits to Mexico,
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army ., Chapter
G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army, Chapter