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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 46 20 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 43 5 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 39 1 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 38 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 38 16 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 33 9 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 28 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 18 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 18 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 17 1 Browse Search
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ess 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 giant rocks like the sea's tumultuous waves. “Forward! Forward!” Geary shouted, as their dancing colors flouted The chilly breeze that 'monant who Death cheated-- Our victors sent up loud cheers for Union, Geary, “Uncle Joe.” Glorious paeans, cheers of conquest, among crags, above the contest, Greeted Hooker, greeted Geary, with the first flush of the sun. Then our bay'nets madly plying, the enemy ever flying each fheir flanks, hand to hand amidst their ranks, The pressing force of Geary forth the foemen drove; Over bastions, breastworks, fled they — fro with the sweeping whirlwind's might, Toward the Star of Bethlehem, Geary turned the mountain curve; O'er the crimson paths before them, on t To the ambitious eagle's eyrie, were borne the strifetorn flags of Geary, As like angry storm-spirits, his boys fought far above the clou
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 oGeneral 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
bold General Hooker, the leader that never knew fear, He's to lead us! now, comrades, be ready and give at the rolls a good cheer! I look for the time at each moment!” --just then the long-rolls swelled about, There were tramplings of steeds and of men, there was jingle and rattle and shout; Dark columns would glimmer and vanish, a rider flit by like a ghost-- There was movement all over., the valley, the movement and din of a host. 'Twas the legion so famed of the White Star, and led on by Geary the brave, That was chosen to gather the laurel or find on the mountain a grave. They crossed the dim creek of the Lookout, and toiled up the sable ascent, Till the atoms black crawling and struggling in dense upper darkness were blent. Mists, fitful in rain, came at daydawn, they spread in one mantle the skies, And we that were posted below stood and watched with our hearts in our eyes; We watched as the mists broke and joined, the quick flits and the blanks of the fray; There was thunder,