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A Raw Recruit War Experiences

Auhtor: Ansel Nickerson

Language: english
Published: 1888

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history
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Review by Chandler, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Raw Recruit War Experiences':

... the urgent requests of numerous friends to outweigh his own judgment. It does not assume to be a connected or detailed history of the regiment nor ...
... and consequently I kept my plans to myself. A year had passed away, and yet I was not enrolled among the boys in blue. Three hundred thousand nine ...
... killed September 1st, 1862, in the battle of Chantilly, Virginia, while leading his division in a charge. To very many of the members of the regiment, ...
... confess that I experienced considerable difficulty in learning to keep step, but, like the raw Irish recruit, I stoutly maintained ...
... comforts and luxuries to which we had been so long accustomed as to have wholly failed to appreciate them at their proper value. Truly in our case, ...
... few minutes of double quick enabled us to regain our position in line. But no sooner had this been done than we saw coming directly toward us, down ...
... and brief remarks, after which three volleys were fired and the remains of Jacob S. Pervear, Jr., were replaced in the ambulance to be conveyed ...
... when the long roll sounded for the first time. We were at once ordered under arms, it being whispered among the knowing ones that we were likely ...
... About here, sor. The examiner exclaimed: Why, man, if you had been hit there you would have been killed on the spot, for the bullet would have ...
... through the hips and through the thighs. While here and there, gathered in small groups, were victims of disease contracted in camp or on the march, ...
... because of inactivity. There were a large number of Union troops at Suffolk before our arrival. The weather soon became very hot, and previous to their ...
... rebels, as their uniform always lacked uniformity, and immediately fired. Fortunately for Lieutenant Moies, and to the great joy of the entire regiment, ...
... violin or banjo, or singing songs of a less spiritual character than those of the Y. M. C. A. companies, all having a good time in their way, and neither ...
... the wards one day distributing religious tracts. She placed one in the hands of a young soldier who was occupying one of the numerous cots. As she ...
... fever, and a good many men in our regiment were in the hospital with that disease. The surgeon ordered a gill of whiskey to be served to every man daily, ...
... to leave us. Universal regret on the part of officers and men was felt when he took his departure for Hilton Head. Colonel Rogers did not remain ...
... the surgeon and quartermaster, it being just before divine service, were driving a horse trade. Naturally enough this attracted the attention of the ...
... those who, for prudential reasons, remained at home. The second death in Company B occurred on the evening of the first day out from Yorktown. Frank ...
... were induced by the offers of bounty money to enlist and take the chances of jumping the bounty, or of desertion, but by far the larger proportion ...
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