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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 1 Browse Search
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e from rebel soldiers to their friends in Dixie was captured this morning: York, Pa., June 20, 1863. --I arrived here yesterday, about eight P. M., finding General Early with his headquarters at the Court-House. York was surrendered by the authorities without a struggle, and ere this reaches you we expect to witness the fall o I, by strategic movements, brought up the rear about eight o'clock P. M. yesterday. No doubt you will be surprised to hear that I am here. . . . . . . . . General Early has demanded one hundred thousand dollars from the citizens as their portion of the levy for the support of the troops. The confederates are a brave set of me here about eight o'clock last night, and found Jackson's foot cavalry in full possession of the town. . . . . The notorious rebels are under the command of General Early. They are in high spirits, well dressed, and all they want is to fight. . . . . We expect to be ordered to Harrisburgh every minute. The pickets drove bac
A rebel bill of fare. J. H. Early, Surgeon of the Seventeenth Iowa regiment, found the following copy of a bill of fare in the rebel camps at Vicksburgh. While it is a capital specimen of burlesque, it is no less a melancholy specimen of burlesque upon the rebel rations of mule flesh indulged in by them during the last day of the siege: Hotel de Vicksburgh: bill of Bare for July, 1863. Soup. Mule Tail. boiled. Mule bacon with poke greens. Mule ham canvassed. Roast. Mule sirloin. Mule rump stuffed with rice. Vegetables. Peas and rice. Entrees. Mule head stuffed á la mode. Mule beef jerked á la Mexicana. Mule ears fricasseed á la gotch. Mule side stewed, new style, hair on. Mule spare ribs plain. Mule liver hashed. side dishes. Mule salad. Mule hoof soused. Mule brains á la omelette. Mule kidney stuffed with peas. Mule tripe fried in pea-meal butter. Mule tongue cold á la Bray. Jellies. Mule foot. Pastry. Pea-meal pudding, blackberry sauce. C
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Incidents of picket life on the Rapidan. (search)
ce? O pshaw! when we advance we'll walk right round them. One of the rebel artillerymen was anxious to know whether a soldier's pay was good for any thing now. He was told that it would buy thirteen dollars' worth of goods, the same as ever. Well, I'll tell you what we do with ours, said he. We tell off the battery into fives, and play poker till one man out of five gets the money. The winners tell off into fives again, and so at last somebody has enough money to treat his friends. General Early's headquarters are in a white house near the ford. His portly form, in white shirt and an enormously highcrowned hat, with a feather, is occasionally seen about the opposite shore. It is stated, on the authority of a sergeant, who was down at the river-bank arranging a little matter, in which coffee, tobacco, and a Richmond Examiner figured prominently, that the General himself came down and made this offer: If any of you Yanks want to trade a first-rate pair of high boots, good leathe
the accompanying reports of commanders for further particulars. The particulars of our losses are herewith forwarded. I have the honor to be, Captain, Your obedient servant, J. B. Kershaw, Brigadier-General commanding. Report of General Early. headquarters Fourth brigade, Third division, August 2, 1862. Captain G. C. Brown, Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Division: I submit the following report of the operation of this brigade at or near Malvern Hill, on the first ultimody of our troops had charged, in the early part of the engagement, and in rear of some regiments then engaged with the enemy. Here I was soon joined by the Thirty-first and Twenty-fifth Virginia regiments, which were brought up by my Aid, Captain J. H. Early, who had gone to the rear to look for the brigade. With these regiments I remained on the field during the night, in the position designated by General Ewell--Major-General D. H. Hill being present at the time they were posted, and for so