Deeds of daring by both blue and gray

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byD. M. Kelsey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... lieut. bailey'S experience. Siege of Atlanta--A Mission of Danger--A Determined Charge--A Firm Resistance--Captured--A Drunken Captor--"Fall in, Prisoners"--An Effort to Escape--Retaken--The Bivouac--Buried Alive--The Grave--Waiting--Resurrection--A Friend--More Friends--In the "Quarters"--Jim--Setting Out--A Young Scout--"Who Proves Unreliable--"Tie-tickets" on the Railroad--Worn Out--Disappointment--Rest--A Sleepy Sentinel--Recaptured--Forebodings of Evil--Two Tcte-a-tetes--A Plan--A Good Place to Die in--The Funeral Arranged--Two Minutes to Pray--A Leap for Life--The Pursuit--Wounded--A Friend in Need--Return Home. tt was in the month of July, 1864; Sherman had led his vic t torious army from Nashville into Georgia; step by step he had driven the Confederates back; there had been daily fighting for three months, and for more than five weeks the Northern forces were to besiege Atlanta. On the 22d, the Federals pressed forward to occupy the works from which the Confederates had seemed to retreat, and the latter saw themselves "hoist with their own petard" by the reversal of these defences. But the retreat had been only a ruse; the advance of the Federals was not to be unopposed. As their line was being gradually extended to encompass the doomed city, there came to the ears of Gen. Morgan L. Smith and his staff, first, a few scattering shots; then a heavier rattle of musketry; then a succession of volleys, followed by the deeper roar of artillery. As yet the attack thus indicated was on the extreme left, but it would soon be upon the whole line. The outposts were ordered in, and the pickets retreated hastily, followed closely by the advance of the enemy. Various were the reports which the frightened soldiers gave, but all agreed that the enemy was in full force....

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... lieut. bailey'S experience. Siege of Atlanta--A Mission of Danger--A Determined Charge--A Firm Resistance--Captured--A Drunken Captor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217200583

ISBN - 13:9780217200585

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