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A History Of The Army Experience Of William A Canfield

Auhtor: William Canfield

Language: english
Published: 1869

Genres:

war,  biography
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Review by Beth Cholette, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A History Of The Army Experience Of William A Canfield':

A History of is a 1971 non-fiction book by physicist Petr Beckmann that presents a laymans introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant Pi. Beckmann was a Czechoslovakian who fled the Communist regime to come to the United States his dislike of authority gives A History of a style that belies its dry title. For example his chapter on the era following the classical age of ancient Greece is titled The Roman Pest he calls the Catholic Inquisition the act of insane religious fanatic and he says that people who question public spending on scientific research are intellectual cripples who drivel about too much technology because technology has wounded them with the ultimate insult: They cant understand it any more.

Excerpts from the Book 'A History Of The Army Experience Of William A Canfield':


... by all who know him. (Signed,) J. D. Lyman, Secretary of State. A HISTORY OF WILLIAM A. CANFIELD. Sold only by Himself. Price 25 cents. MANCHESTER, ...
... who desired the prayers of God's people. To my surprise the whole party that came with me manifested a desire to be prayed for. Then for the first ...
... joy, father fell upon his knees praying fervently for pardon for his neglect of duty, renewedly consecrating himself to the Lord. Truly there was great ...
... leave of all my friends except my wife and sister, with her husband. My aged parents were bowed down with sorrow and grief. They had buried their ...
... our Capital. In a very short time we had orders to fall in. We then crossed the long bridge, and marched about three miles beyond, and camped for ...
... Corps. Unable to walk I was carried in an ambulance, until we came up with the regiment on the evening of the 11th, when I joined my company. My comrades ...
... to Middletown. We arrived on the south side of the town after dark, and went into a field that had been recently plowed, where we bivouacked for the ...
... There were two other soldiers there at the same time one from the 17th Michigan, with his leg off, the other from Massachusetts, with his arm amputated ...
... good Samaritan to us all and there are hundreds who can testify to the same truth hundreds who will remember her with heart-felt gratitude as long ...
... with good things. This was a pleasant route, the scenery in some places being very beautiful. I should like to go over it again, only under different ...
... come to us for protection. I remember, one Sabbath morning, a very smart colored boy came to us, and about noon a constable came after him. The colonel ...
... or less skirmishing, but it was not such fighting as we had been accustomed to having while with the Army of the Potomac. At last we made preparation ...
... quarters on the pilot deck, and enjoyed myself much in looking at the scenery along the route it was grand. In due time we arrived at Cairo, Illinois ...
... from all parts of the country. About one-half of them deserted. In January, 1864, we were ordered to Camp Nelson went into camp on the south-east ...
... the 28th a distance of thirty-four miles. Here we remained till the 4th of May, when we again set out and arrived on the line of battle in the Wilderness, ...
... musketry all along the line of seven miles. It was impossible for our Commanding Chief to see but a small portion of the army, so a great deal depended ...
... till the reserves were sent to support both of our flanks hard fighting all day. June 1st, 1864. All quiet till about ten o'clock then the enemy ...
... they retreated to the woods for the second time, and made no further attack on that part of our line. On the 2d, we fell back and moved about five miles ...
... forward to Washington. Arrived there on the 11th, and went into Finley Hospital. I was transferred to Manchester, N. H., on the 10th of January, 1865, ...
... spent playing poker around the world, attempting to make a living, or at least a profit, from the endeavor. The book details many things about the ...