Ante-mortem depositions of P. Petroff

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byPeter Petroff

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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. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. Shortly after my arrival at Fort Trumbull I was compelled often to listen to conversation between other soldiers, and carried on in close proximity to me--although in some suppressed undertone or voice, but still loud enough to be distinctly heard by me, and seemingly for the principal purpose of my hearing it--that I am a rebel, a traitor, etc., and that I ought to be shot. And sometimes I was forced to hear that I will be court-marshalled and shot. These and such like utterances and conversations I was subjected to hear nearly every day. It is easy for every rational reader of this to understand that such discourses about me among my comrade-soldiers in my presence but too much augmented my physical weakness and mental derangement, as I was utterly unconscious of having committed such a deed which would justify the infliction of the highest penalty of the law; and to be a rebel, a traitor, was for me as abhorrent and detestable as it ever could be for the most loyal born American. And solely for this purpose I have described at such length my resolution to go to America for the sole purpose of entering into the Northern army, and also my outright refusal to accept the advances of that agent of the Southern Confederacy offered to me and my comrade, Lieutenant Puffer, on the steamer coming over the ocean. I had no opportunity whatever to be such; but even if I had or would have any chance for such an action, I was constitutionally or conscientiously utterly incapable to commit such an act of treason. BAD ENGLISH 35 But as I was often and so many times in the field, as also at the time of being in Fort Trumbull, semi-unconscious or unaccountable, it dawned upon me that, probably, some time being in such a condition, maybe I conducted myself or ...

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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. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. Shortly after my arrival at Fort Trumbull I was compelled often to listen to conversation between other soldiers, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217173756

ISBN - 13:9780217173759

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