Various historical monuments.Peterson's poem preceding celebrates the heritage of glorious history common to North and South alike. The wartime views on this page are all Southern; yet every American can share the pride of beholding these spots—the house where Washington received Cornwallis's surrender; the tomb of Polk, leader of the nation when Scott and his soldiers fought in ‘Montezuma's clime’; the monument to the statesman Henry Clay; and the barracks at Baton Rouge, a stormy point under five flags—French in 1719, British in 1763, Spanish in 1779, American in 1810, and Confederate in 1861. Here nearly every prominent officer in the United States army since the Revolution did duty —Wilkinson and the first Wade Hampton, afterward Gaines and Jesup and Taylor, heroes of 1812. Here Winfield Scott saw his first service. Here Lafayette was received, and Andrew Jackson later. Here was the home of Zachary Taylor, and of his brilliant son ‘Dick,’ the Confederate general, who surrendered the largest Southern army.
Yorktown—the house where Cornwallis surrendered, 1781
Monument to Henry Clay at Richmond
Tomb of president Polk at Nashville
Historic ground at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Table of Contents:
Introduction: the spirit of nationality
Chapter 1 : separation and reunion
Chapter 2 : deeds of valor
Chapter 3 : in Memoriam
Chapter 4 : scenes from soldier life
Chapter 5 : Wives and sweethearts
Chapter 6 : lyrics
Chapter 7 : the lighter side
Chapter 8 : between battles
Chapter 9 : Gettysburg : the high-water mark of the war
Chapter 10 : the end of the struggle
Chapter 11 : Lincoln
Chapter 12 : the heritage
Chapter 13 : brotherhood.
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