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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 6 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 4 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 10, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 2 0 Browse Search
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 2 0 Browse Search
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"cannon to right of them," "to left of them," "in front of them," are not rhymes at all. In the first stanza, as originally published, instead of "charge for the guns, he said," the line ran, "Take the guns! Nolan said." We suppose that as Nolan was only a subaltern, it was held, on second thought, that his name was not worthy of being preserved. Had he been a general, it might have been different, perhaps. Even the metre of Tennyson's lyric is not original. An English essay writer, in a volume just published in London by Stahan & Co., and entitled "Table Talk," quotes a verse from a ballad, "The Battalion of Agincourt," by Michael Drayton, and published in 1627, which shows from what source the form of "The Charge of the Light Brigade" was derived. It runs thus: "They now to fight are gone, Armor on armor shone, Drum now to drum did groan, To hear was wonder-- That with the cries they make, The very earth did shake, Trumpet to trumpet spake-- Thunder to thunder!"