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Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
which is an amusing jingle of historical facts. I have not heard it sung since that time, but it ran substantially as follows:-- We are the boys of Potomac's ranks, Hurrah! Hurrah! We are the boys of Potomac's ranks, We ran with McDowell, retreated with Banks, And we'll all drink stone blind-- Johnny, fill up the bowl. We fought with McClellan, the Rebs, shakes and fever, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then we fought with McClellan, the Rebs, shakes and fever, But Mac joined the navy on reaching James River, And we'll all drink, etc. Then they gave us John Pope, our patience to tax, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then they gave us John Pope our patience to tax, Who said that out West he'd seen naught but Gray backs. An allusion to a statement in the address made by Pope, on taking command of the Army of Virginia, I have come to you from the West where we have always seen the backs of our enemies. He said his headquarters were in the saddle, Hurrah! Hurrah! He said his headquarters were in the saddle
Canada (Canada) (search for this): chapter 5
as then that men from the same town or neighborhood got together Drafting. and exchanged home gossip. Each one would produce recent letters giving interesting information about mutual friends or acquaintances, telling that such a girl or old schoolmate was married; that such a man had enlisted in such a regiment; that another was wounded and at home on furlough; that such another had been exempted from the forthcoming draft, because he had lost teeth; that yet another had suddenly gone to Canada on important business — which was a favorite refuge for all those who were afraid of being forced into the service. And when the draft finally was ordered, such chucklings as these old schoolmates or fellow-townsmen would exchange as they again compared notes; first, to think that they themselves had voluntarily responded to their country's appeal, and, second, to hope that some of the croakers they left at home might be drafted and sent to the front at the point of the bayonet, intercha
Antietam (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
the West where we have always seen the backs of our enemies. He said his headquarters were in the saddle, Hurrah! Hurrah! He said his headquarters were in the saddle, But Stonewall Jackson made him skedaddle. Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam Abe gave him a rest, he was too slow to beat 'em. Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, Hurrah! Hurrah! Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, But in the mud so fast got stuck. Then HooAntietam Abe gave him a rest, he was too slow to beat 'em. Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, Hurrah! Hurrah! Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, But in the mud so fast got stuck. Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, But he got a black eye at Chancellorsville. Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, Hurrah! Hurrah! Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, For he let them away at Gettysburg. I think that there were other verses, and some of the above may have got distorted with the lapse of time. But they are essentially correct. Here is the revised prayer of the soldier while on the celebrated Mud march of
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 5
had a collection of more than seven thousand such, all of different designs. I have several in my possession which I found among the numerous letters written home during war-time. One is bordered by thirty-four red stars-the number of States then in the Union--each star bearing the abbreviated name of a State. At the left end of the envelope hovers an eagle holding a shield and streamer, with this motto, Love one another. Another one bears a representation of the earth in space, with United States marked on it in large letters, and the American eagle above it. Enclosing all is the inscription, What God has joined, let no man put asunder. A third has a medallion portrait of Washington, under which is, A Southern man with Union Principles. A fourth displays a man sitting among money-bags, on horseback, and driving at headlong speed. Underneath is the inscription, Floyd off for the South. All that the Seceding States ask is to be let alone. Another has a negro standing grinning,
) (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
rinciples. A fourth displays a man sitting among money-bags, on horseback, and driving at headlong speed. Underneath is the inscription, Floyd off for the South. All that the Seceding States ask is to be let alone. Another has a negro standing grinning, a hoe in his hand. He is represented as saying, Massa can't have dis chile, dat's what's de matter ; and beneath is the title, The latest contraband of war. Then there are many bearing the portraits of early Union generals. On others Jeff Davis is represented as hanged; while the national colors appear in a hundred or more ways on a number-all of which, in a degree at least, expressed some phase of the sentiments popular at the North, The Christian Commission also furnished envelopes gratuitously to the armies, bearing their stamp and Soldier's letter in one corner. Besides letter-writing the various games of cards were freely engaged in. Many men played for money. Cribbage and euchre were favorite games. Reading was a pas
Cornfield Point (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
hird Corps used to sing in the fall of 1863, to the tune of When Johnny comes marching home, which is an amusing jingle of historical facts. I have not heard it sung since that time, but it ran substantially as follows:-- We are the boys of Potomac's ranks, Hurrah! Hurrah! We are the boys of Potomac's ranks, We ran with McDowell, retreated with Banks, And we'll all drink stone blind-- Johnny, fill up the bowl. We fought with McClellan, the Rebs, shakes and fever, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then wePotomac's ranks, We ran with McDowell, retreated with Banks, And we'll all drink stone blind-- Johnny, fill up the bowl. We fought with McClellan, the Rebs, shakes and fever, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then we fought with McClellan, the Rebs, shakes and fever, But Mac joined the navy on reaching James River, And we'll all drink, etc. Then they gave us John Pope, our patience to tax, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then they gave us John Pope our patience to tax, Who said that out West he'd seen naught but Gray backs. An allusion to a statement in the address made by Pope, on taking command of the Army of Virginia, I have come to you from the West where we have always seen the backs of our enemies. He said his
Chancellorsville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
! He said his headquarters were in the saddle, But Stonewall Jackson made him skedaddle. Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam Abe gave him a rest, he was too slow to beat 'em. Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, Hurrah! Hurrah! Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, But in the mud so fast got stuck. Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, But he got a black eye at Chancellorsville. Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, Hurrah! Hurrah! Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, For he let them away at Gettysburg. I think that there were other verses, and some of the above may have got distorted with the lapse of time. But they are essentially correct. Here is the revised prayer of the soldier while on the celebrated Mud march of Burnside: Now I lay me down to sleep In mud that's many fathoms deep; If I'm not here when you awake, Just hunt me up
Gettysburg (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
Hurrah! Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam Abe gave him a rest, he was too slow to beat 'em. Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, Hurrah! Hurrah! Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, But in the mud so fast got stuck. Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, But he got a black eye at Chancellorsville. Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, Hurrah! Hurrah! Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, For he let them away at Gettysburg. I think that there were other verses, and some of the above may have got distorted with the lapse of time. But they are essentially correct. Here is the revised prayer of the soldier while on the celebrated Mud march of Burnside: Now I lay me down to sleep In mud that's many fathoms deep; If I'm not here when you awake, Just hunt me up with an oyster rake. It was rather interesting to walk through a company street of an evening, and listen to a few words of the conversati
Joseph Hooker (search for this): chapter 5
etam, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam Abe gave him a rest, he was too slow to beat 'em. Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, Hurrah! Hurrah! Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, But in the mud so fast got stuck. Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, But he got a black eye at Chancellorsville. Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, Hurrah! Hurrah! Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, For he let theHooker was taken to fill the bill, But he got a black eye at Chancellorsville. Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, Hurrah! Hurrah! Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, For he let them away at Gettysburg. I think that there were other verses, and some of the above may have got distorted with the lapse of time. But they are essentially correct. Here is the revised prayer of the soldier while on the celebrated Mud march of Burnside: Now I lay me down to sleep In mud that's many fathoms deep; If I'm not here when you awake, Just hunt me up with an oyster rake. It was rather interesting to walk through a company street of an evening, and listen to a few words of
Ambrose E. Burnside (search for this): chapter 5
le. Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam Abe gave him a rest, he was too slow to beat 'em. Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, Hurrah! Hurrah! Oh, Burnside then he tried his luck, But in the mud so fast got stuck. Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, Hurrah! Burnside then he tried his luck, But in the mud so fast got stuck. Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, Hurrah! Hurrah! Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, But he got a black eye at Chancellorsville. Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, Hurrah! Hurrah! Next came General Meade, a slow old plug, For he let them away at Gettysburg. I think that there were other verses, and some of the above may have got distorted with the lapse of time. But they are essentially correct. Here is the revised prayer of the soldier while on the celebrated Mud march of Burnside: Now I lay me down to sleep In mud that's many fathoms deep; If I'm not here when you awake, Just hunt me up with an oyster rake. It was rather interesting to walk through a company stre
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