A Collection Of Historical And Other Papers

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byGrindall Reynolds

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...thronged to see the sight. Concord has rarely been more thoroughly alive than when those thousands tramped, in what seemed an interminable procession, from the muster field through our dusty streets to the site of Old North Bridge. I have often wondered whether the gift of prescience was granted to Governor Banks, so that in imagination he saw the forces already gathering for the mighty contest, and was seeking to prepare us to do our part. When we consider that he carried his plan into execution contrary to the advice of many, who feared lest disorder and riot should come in the train of such a gathering, we are inclined to think so. At any rate, that muster had a clear connection with the Civil War, and exercised a powerful influence upon it. It is hardly too much to say that the military zeal which it created and the well knit organization it fostered saved, not indeed the country from ruin, but Washington from the feet of foemen. It enabled Massachusetts in April, 1861, iu the brief space of seven days, to send the first five regiments of well armed and well disciplined troops to the front. Fifteen months after this encampment the air was full of hostile threats, which many thought would prove to be but empty words. Then it was whispered about that Governor Andrew, with that large statesmanship which knows when to transcend law to save the law, was without any legal enactment purchasing uniforms, and gathering arms and military equipments. Then too we were told, as a profound secret, that a messenger had been sent to our Concord Artillery to ascertain how many of its members stood ready to march at a moment's notice. These were the fore-gleams of that conflagration which was so soon to envelop the land. The 19th of April is the epoch day of...

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...thronged to see the sight. Concord has rarely been more thoroughly alive than when those thousands tramped, in what see...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217668275

ISBN - 13:9780217668279

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