Leaves from a Lawyer's Life, Afloat and Ashore

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byCharles Cowley

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... miral bore towards General Sherman was warmly reciprocated. No doubt, no suspicion, ever started on either side: their hearts were as guileless as they were brave; and they were incapable of envy or jealousy. Most fit it was that, five years later, when the Admiral died suddenly upon his lounge, in Washington, the first that viewed his lifeless form (outside of his own family) was the illustrious General whom he met on that memorable day in Wassaw Sound. General Sherman came aboard again three days later, and proceeded with us in the Harvest Moon to Port Royal, where arrangements were made to reenforce the Army at the head of the Broad River with Carman's Brigade, with the view to get possession of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, and prevent the escape of General Hardee and the Confederate Army in Savannah. On the night of December 20th, General Sherman again came on board the Harvest Moon, and proceeded with the Admiral first by the Flag-ship, and afterwards (when she grounded) by the Admiral's barge, to Ossabaw Sound. Just before reaching Ossabaw next morning, the Army Steamer Red Legs brought a dispatch from Captain Dayton, Sherman's adjutant, with news that Hardee had evacuated Savannah the night before, and retreated to Hardeeville. The Confederate commander saw the scheme of Sherman to shut him up in Savannah and there capture him. So he "Folded his tents like the Arabs, And silently stole away." Early in the following evening, the Admiral received a note from Sherman, enclosing telegrams from Howard, saying that the Confederate Steam Ram Savannah, Commodore Tatnall, lay out of Howard's reach, and adding--"tatnall 1ntends To Run The BlockAde Ton1ght!" Never had Dahlgren received a more suggestive message. Could it be, that the Confederate Navy...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... miral bore towards General Sherman was warmly reciprocated. No doubt, no suspicion, ever started on either side: their hearts ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217700322

ISBN - 13:9780217700320

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