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[6] though matters of oral tradition, had never appeared in print but were gleaned from the narrations of the parties themselves or their friends. The garnering of these was a work of great delight to the writer, and as time passed on he felt desirous that others should share the pleasure he had enjoyed, in the perusal o0 the heroic deeds of his countrymen and countrywomen; and so the book grew into such form and symmetry as it now possesses. In the hands of the American public he loaves it, with the conviction that they will be lenient to any faults they may observe in it, and will appreciate his honest and pains-taking endeavor to present to them a record of some of the personal adventures and incidents of the war.

H. P. B. Brooklyn, N. Y., May, 1866.

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