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Campaigns Of A Non Combatant

Auhtor: George Alfred Townsend

Language: english

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Review by M. Erb, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Campaigns Of A Non Combatant':

Reprint of the 1866 ed.

Excerpts from the Book 'Campaigns Of A Non Combatant':


... Gaining confidence as I proceeded, I spoke more boldly- I am sure I regret that I have disobeyed any order of General McClellan's but there ...
... our quarters. The commander-in-chief had appointed his personal and confidential friend, General Fitz John Porter, to conduct the siege of Yorktown. ...
... leaped barricades and ditches without regard to his neck. He had, also, a partiality for by-roads that led through swamps and close timber. He discovered ...
... shroud. In a twinkling, a second light appeared behind the woods to my right, and the intelligence dawned upon me that the cars and houses at Tunstall's ...
... portion of our own horse had been scouting between White House and Hanover, when the bridges were destroyed, and was therefore separated from ...
... of the flushed, staggering folk, that reeled along the roadside, were literally out of their minds. They muttered and talked incoherently, and shouted ...
... dwelling, whose style of architecture I may denominate, the Gothic run mad. An old cider-press was falling into rottenness on the lawn four soldiers ...
... must lose no moment of application. I found that I was one of four correspondents on board, and we resolved to district the boat, each correspondent ...
... to the free bands of the Black forest. They were the most lawless men in the Federal service, and what they did not steal they destroyed. Such ...
... that the enemy was all around us, and we slept coldly and imperfectly till the gray of Sunday morning. At daylight we galloped into the main street ...
... A couple of trains were being prepared below, to transport the sufferers to Washington, and from time to time individuals were carried into the ...
... Twenty-four shillings a magazine page is the common valuation: but specially interesting papers rate higher. Literature as a profession, ...
... goes up to heaven as beautiful as Jacob's ladder, and in the perpetual twilight of the Duomo I was not of half the stature I believed when roaming ...
... the woods, picked us off in flank. They charged with a whole division, making their memorable yell, and soon doubled up Ayres's line of battle, ...
... leap up and draw the daring to its bosom. Not one, nor two, nor three lines of defences frowned down as we cautiously steamed along, but every precipice ...
... came up the aisle, borne by a rapid orderly. The president read it, and strode away the preacher read it, and faltered, and turned pale it ...
... contiguous, and was cursed by the thickset man for not minding his business. The thickset man remarked substantially, that he didn't know anything ...
... discomposed at his appearance, and edged off suspiciously. Halt! said the old man in his great voice, where are you men going? ...
... with horrible circumstantiality. A fluid holding in solution pounded glass and certain chemicals, was, by the doctor's system, injected into ...
... gray eyes, and his manners were generally reserved. One had not to regard him twice to see that he was both cautious and resolute. He was too ...