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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
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1. the Storming of Lookout mountain. by Capt. Thos. H. Elliott. The uncertain mists were thickening as the ‘proach of day was quickening; The angel of the dawn had put out the stars of night; A sombre mantle wrapped about the beetling cliffs of Lookout, Which frowned in threat'ning majesty from its heaven-soaring height. Awakened a day of great portending — soldiers praying a victorious ending Should show the world the prowess and the force in Federal might. Many a suppliant, prayerful bending, to Him patriot hopes was sending, That Lookout should be ours before the day sank into night. Through the forest, bared and blackened, with steadiness ne'er slackened, Wound like a lithesome river a column known as Geary's braves; Marched they forth to take the mountain, though the soil should drain life's fountain-- Surged they onward 'gainst the giant rocks like the sea's tumultuous waves. “Forward! Forward!” Geary shouted, as their dancing colors flouted The chilly breeze that 'mong th
15. charge of the Mule Brigade. On the night of October twenty-eighth, 1863, when General Geary's division of the Twelfth Corps repulsed the attacking forces of Longstreet at Wauhatchie, Tenn., a number of mules, affrighted by the noise of battle, dashed into the ranks of Hampton's Legion, causing much dismay among the rebels, and compelling many of them to fall back under a supposed charge of cavalry. Captain Thomas H. Elliott, of General Geary's staff, gives the following rendition of the incident, which he gleaned from an interior contemporary. Its authorship is not known: I. Half a mile, half a mile, Half a mile onward, Right toward the Georgia troops, Broke the two hundred. “Forward the Mule Brigade,” “Charge for the Rebs!” they neighed; Straight for the Georgia troops Broke the two hundred. II. “Forward, the Mule Brigade!” Was there a mule dismayed? Not when the long ears felt All their ropes sundered; Theirs not to make reply; Theirs not to reason why; Theirs