A Chaplain's Campaign With Gen. Butler by Henry Norman Hudson

A Chaplain's Campaign With Gen. Butler

byHenry Norman Hudson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1865 Excerpt: ... and dreadful infatuation of your answer to General Gillmore's timely and judicious proposal. Would to God you had met that proposal as wisely as it was made! Early in the morning of the following Monday--do you not remember it, Sir?--you found the case somewhat altered; you were suddenly put on the defensive; and I suspect it then became apparent even to you, though not till too late, how potent and how prolific was the unwisdom of your forecited answer. "Short, sharp, and decisive," as your own saucy smartness, was the discomfiture which then swept over you. For your own sake, I would fain hope that the events of that morning may have chastised some of the airish, braggart self-importance out of you, and reduced your insane conceit nearer to the level of your capacity. While the fight was in progress, you sent, in rapid succession, first, two verbal orders, and then at least three written ones, to General Gillmore, to leave his position within the enemy's line, and fall back. The first verbal order was carried by General Martindale; the second, by an officer of your staff, whom I forbear to name. On receiving the first, General Gillmore went forthwith to making preparations for doing as you ordered. This necessarily occupied some time, for the enemy was pressing him in considerable force, so that he could not move at once without incurring serious los3. Tour last written order was very peremptory, commanding him to withdraw immediately. By that time his dispositions were completed, and he withdrew in good order, bringing off nearly all his wounded, and also most of his material. After falling back some half or three-fourths of a mile, General Gillmore took up a good position, and there paused, to cover your retreat. There you came upon him, and called him ...

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Title:A Chaplain's Campaign With Gen. ButlerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217148549

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