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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 76 2 Browse Search
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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), I. First months (search)
cle, while the guns were pelting those of the enemy with might and main. Suddenly we were aware of a railroad train slowly leaving the depot, and immediately several guns were turned on it; but it went off, despite the shells that burst over it. Then there suddenly appeared a body of our cavalry, quite on the left of the town, who made a rush, at full speed, on three cannon there stationed, and took the whole of them with their caissons. This was a really handsome charge and was led by General Custer, who had his horse shot under him. This officer is one of the funniest-looking beings you ever saw, and looks like a circus rider gone mad! He wears a huzzar jacket and tight trousers, of faded black velvet trimmed with tarnished gold lace. His head is decked with a little, gray felt hat; high boots and gilt spurs complete the costume, which is enhanced by the General's coiffure, consisting in short, dry, flaxen ringlets! His aspect, though highly amusing, is also pleasing, as he has
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), IV. Cold Harbor (search)
You hear people say: Oh, everyone is brave enough; it is the head that is needed. Doubtless the head is the first necessity, but I can tell you that there are not many officers who of their own choice and impulse will dash in on formidable positions. They will go anywhere they are ordered and anywhere they believe it is their duty to go; but fighting for fun is rare; and unless there is a little of this in a man's disposition he lacks an element. Such men as Sprigg Carroll, Hays (killed), Custer and some others, attacked wherever they got a chance, and of their own accord. Very few officers would hold back when they get an order; but the ordeal is so awful, that it requires a peculiar disposition to go in gaily, as old Kearny used to say. Last night the 2d Corps marched, to form on the left of the 6th at Cool Arbor; it was badly managed, or rather it was difficult to manage, like all those infernal night marches, and so part of the troops went fifteen miles instead of nine and t
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
s Ballou, 81, 126. Concord, Transcendentalists, 260. Conscription, Rebel, 132. Contrabands, 287. Cook, arrest of the, 88. Cortez, Jose, 23. Counselman, Jacob Henry, 18. Coxe, —, 74. Craig, John Neville, 244. Crawford, Samuel Wylie, 89, 169, 181, 234, 242, 253, 279, 299, 316, 331; portrait, 312. Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas, 116, 128. Crow, —, 172. Cullum, George Washington, 223. Culpeper, Va., cavalry raid, 16. Cummings house, 321. Curtis, Arthur Russell, 318. Custer, George Armstrong, 77, 189; described, 17. Dabney's Mill, 330, 333. Dahlgren, John Adolph, 290. Dalton, Edward Barry, 90, 184, 210, 216. Dana, Charles Anderson, want of tact, 126. Davies, Henry Eugene, Jr., 253, 347. Dead, care for the, 48. Deatonsville, fight at, 349, 351. Delafield, Richard, 290. De Ray, —, 205. Devereux, John H., 4. Dickinson, —, 13. Division, moving a, 184. Doyle, Sir, Charles Hastings, 244. Draft, quality of, 209. Draper, Simeon, 249. Dresser, Geor