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October, 1863. October, 1 Have been trying to persuade myself that I am unwell enough to ask for a leave, but it will not work. The moment after I come to the conclusion that I am really sick, and can not stand it longer, I begin to feel better. The very thought of getting home, and seeing wife and children, cures me at once. October, 3 The two armies are lying face to face. The Federal and Confederate sentinels walk their beats in sight of each other. The quarters of the rebel generals may be seen from our camps with the naked eye. The tents of their troops dot the hillsides. To-night we see their signal lights off to the right on the summit of Lookout mountain, and off to the left on the knobs of Mission ridge. Their long lines of camp fires almost encompass us. But the camp fires of the Army of the Cumberland are burning also. Bruised and torn by a two days unequal contest, its flags are still up, and its men still unwhipped. It has taken its position here, an
John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life, chapter 9 (search)
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War.,
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., From the
Rapidan to Frying-Pan in . (search)
From the Rapidan to Frying-Pan in October, 1863. I. General Meade's retreat from Culpeper, in October, 1863, was one of the liveliest episodes of the late war. This officer was not unpopular in the Southern army. Few depredations were laid to his charge, and he was generally regarded as a fair and honorable opponent. TheOctober, 1863, was one of the liveliest episodes of the late war. This officer was not unpopular in the Southern army. Few depredations were laid to his charge, and he was generally regarded as a fair and honorable opponent. There was evidently no rhodomontade about him, and few trumpets were blown in his honour; but General Lee is said to have declared that he had given him as much trouble as any Federal general of the war. Of his status as a soldier, let history speak. The present sketch will show, I think, that no general ever better understood the di
incidents as convey a clear idea of the actual occurrence, then to indulge in historical generalization.
Often the least trifling of things are trifles.
In October, 1863, General Meade's army was around Culpeper Court-House, with the advance at Mitchell's Station, on the Orange road, and General Lee faced him on the south bank
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Characteristics of the armies (search)
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure),
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Xxxi. October, 1863 Suffering of our wounded at Gettysburg. prisoners from the battle of Chickamauga. Charleston. policy in the Southwest. from Gen. Bragg. letter from President Davis. religious revival. departure of the President for the Southwest. about General Bragg. movement of mechanics and non-producers. about French tobacco. the markets. outrage in Missouri. speculations of government agents. from Gen. Lee. Judge Hastings's scheme. visit to our prisons. letter from Gen. Kirby Smith. President Davis at Selma. Gen. Winder's passports. the markets. Campbellites and Methodists. from Gen. Lee. from the Southwest. October 1 We have a rumor to-day that Meade is sending heavy masses of troops to the West to extricate Rosecrans, and that Gen. Hooker is to menace Richmond from the Peninsula, with 25,000 men, to keep Lee from crossing the Potomac. We have absolutely nothing from Bragg; but a dispatch from Gen. S. Jones, East Tennessee, of this
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik, Chapter
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History, Chapter