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Henry Sibley (search for this): chapter 5
undering of the Jonahs and the Beats, whom I shall describe later, these little knots were quite family-like and sociable. The manner in which the time was spent in these tentsand, for that matter, in all tents — varied with the disposition Sibley tent.-inside view. of the inmates. It was not always practicable for men of kindred tastes to band themselves under the same canvas, and so just as they differed in their avocations as citizens, they differed in their social life, and many kindse went along, just time enough to see what was going on, and excite the curiosity of the inmates as to the identity of the intruder, was a feature of such a walk. While the description I have been giving applies in some particulars to life in Sibley tents, yet, so far as much of it is concerned, it describes equally well the life of the private soldier in any tent. But the tent of the army was the shelter or dog tent, and the life of the private soldier in log huts under these tents require
Stonewall Jackson (search for this): chapter 5
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, 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, Hurra
Irvin McDowell (search for this): chapter 5
ore than human nature should be called to endure without a murmur. Of course they were on the lookout a second time. There was one song which the boys of the old Third 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 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 t
John Pope (search for this): chapter 5
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 toJohn 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, But Stonewall Jackson made him skedaddle. Then Mac waPope, 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, 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 Ho
d-- 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 ounemies. 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 heMac 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,
he 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, 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.
George G. Meade (search for this): chapter 5
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 esseGeneral 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 conversation in progress in the tents — all lighted up, unless some one was saving or had consumed his allowance of candle. It would read much l
Nathaniel P. Banks (search for this): chapter 5
ould be called to endure without a murmur. Of course they were on the lookout a second time. There was one song which the boys of the old Third 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 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
Washington (search for this): chapter 5
dered 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, 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 p
Antietam McClellan (search for this): chapter 5
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! HurraMcClellan, 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, But Stonewall Jackson made him skedaddle. Then Mac was recalled, but after Antietam, Hurrah!
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