Collections Of The Maine Historical Society Volume 9

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byMaine Historical Society

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... centre about the artillery was not what he expected, General Chandler approached the artillery, and found that the 23d regiment had not taken its place. He immediately despatched an officer with orders to the regiment to take its place in the line. It should be mentioned here, to understand the situation, that it was one of the darkest nights ever knqwn. There was a thick fog, or misty rain, and not a breath of air stirring, and smoke, after the firing commenced, added, if possible, to the darkness. The officer sent to bring the 23d into the line not returning, a second officer was sent for the same purpose, who also did not return. Adjutant-General Johnson being the only officer left about the general, he also was sent to find and bring the 23d into its place in the line, if possible. He had left the general but a short time, before he heard the firing of muskets in the rear, towards the rear guards. General Chandler, fearing that a party of the enemy had gained his rear over the mountain or hill by some pass unknown to him, instantly directed General Winder to order the 5th regiment to form near the woods in his rear, toward the rear guard, and to make a stand there. In a few minutes General Chandler heard a new burst of fire upon his extreme right. He supposed that a reinforcement of the enemy were attempting to turn his right. Not having an officer about him to send with orders, he clapped spurs to his horse and started to go to the right himself, to take such measures there as might be necessary. His horse, when scarcely pushed into full speed, was shot and killed under him. In the fall the general was severely wounded, principally in the hips and shoulders. He was for some time, he knew not how long, senseless. When his senses returned he...

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... centre about the artillery was not what he expected, General Chandler approached the artillery, and found that the 23d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217193579

ISBN - 13:9780217193573

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