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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1,057 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 114 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 106 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 72 0 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 70 0 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 67 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 60 0 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 I. 58 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 56 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 54 2 Browse Search
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e width of the room. Col. Lefferts having commanded silence, ascended with his staff to the gallery extending across the Eighth street end of the building, and made a brief and spirited address to his command. He proposed that the birthday of Washington should hereafter be regularly celebrated by the Regiment as its anniversary, and spoke with patriotic enthusiasm of the character of that illustrious sage and patriot. On putting the question to the men, whether they approved of his propositio thundering "aye" reverberated through the hall. --The order being given for the men to uncover, every hat came off, and the soldiers, still in their ranks, stood in reverential silence while the Chaplain uttered a solemn prayer for the land of Washington, that it might be spared from the evils which threatened it, and that the Almighty would put forth His arm once again, as of old, to rescue it from destruction. "After the prayer, the band struck up the Star Spangled Banner, the beautiful
remedy had been exhausted. Every feeling, and every conviction, would lead him to take his place under the folds of the flag of Virginia. He would prefer to perish under that flag, if perish he must, to a struggle for the future under the stars and stripes. He had little hope from Abraham Lincoln; but if he could show him that he turned his back upon the principles of his party, he would indeed deserve the thanks of all men, and feel that he was worthy to fill the place occupied by George Washington. Mr. Sheffey, of Smythe, next addressed the Convention. He spoke of the responsibilities resting upon the body assembled here, the result of whose deliberations might decide the destiny of Virginia. He had listened with pleasure to the gentleman from Bedford, and welcomed the sentiment at which he had aimed, of his loyalty to Virginia in the event that the faint hope of restoration becomes extinguished. He (Mr. S.) came from his mountain home, where cotton was not king; where t