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Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Personal Experience of a Union Veteran (search)
ns left their bed, out of the darkness (we were working by night) came the warning, Captain, come out of the battery, or we'll have a funeral. Only one, I said, for I would allow no one in the battery with me. I will admit that I laid my hands very gingerly on the huge gun as I swung it into position to lower it into the trunnion beds of the old ship's gun-carriage placed on the parapet to receive it. All chatter had ceased. As gently as a sleeping infant would be placed in its crib, this Parrott was lowered to its improvised carriage and eased down the slope of the sand battery and on to the board track on which it was to be transported to the wharf a mile away. Now a question that had been put to me a hundred times, What are you going to do with those old boards? was answered by the screaking trucks of a resurrected gun-carriage, as a jolly set of boys seized the dragrope and walked away with the gun, while boarders were called away to shift track. At eleven o'clock at night (