Life And Letters Of Wilder Dwight; Lieut.-col. Second Mass. Inf. Vols

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byWilder Dwight

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. BATTLE OF AKTIETAM.--WOUNDED.--DEATH.--BURIAL. THE few lines from Washington with which the preceding chapter closed are the last we have from Colonel Dwight until those written on the morning of the battle of Antietam, in which he fell. From others we have an account of the intervening days. Mr. Desellum, whose farm, four miles beyond Rockville, was passed by our army on its way to Antietam, writes:--"After the disastrous experience of our army in General Pope's retreat, and its pause behind the fortifications at Washington to recruit, it again advanced. "Amidst the perils and dangers thickening around us, the friend of Colonel Dwight, Colonel Batchelder, of the Massachusetts Thirteenth, rode up. He informed us that Colonel Dwight was alive and well, would soon be up, and had determined, in conversation when at Arlington Heights, to call and see us. The news animated us. How characteristic of the man, to think of obscure friends while surrounded by the horrors and dangers of the battle-field. "Colonel Dwight, with Colonel Dalton, called upon us as expected. The time and circumstances will never be forgotten. Immense armies were in motion, the Colonel in haste: none knew the danger better than he, or was more ready to meet it. But oh! the inroads upon the Colonel's health by unmitigated service! He had undergone excessive fatigue, and was then tortured with pain. Riding up, apparently indifferent to suffering, all hastened to meet him. His first remark was, ' Where are all the spinningwheels? Are they going yet?' A cordial greeting followed. He called all the colored children up to him, showed them to Colonel Dalton, asked them questions, and amused himself with their replies. He then gave us a narrative of the regiment and himself, after wh...

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. BATTLE OF AKTIETAM.--WOUNDED.--DEATH.--BURIAL. THE few lines from Washington with which the preceding chapter cl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232175

ISBN - 13:9780217232173

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