Nineteen Months a Prisoner of War by Gilbert E. SabreNineteen Months a Prisoner of War by Gilbert E. Sabre

Nineteen Months a Prisoner of War

byGilbert E. Sabre

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI. Tho Occupation of Columbia--We are within the Union Lines--The Burning of the House of our Benefactress--Our Efforts on her Behalf--Home. On the 17th of February, we had the pride of witnessing the advance of the right wing of Sherman's army enter the capital of South Carolina. As our men marched in, the rebel picket stationed in the city rapidly disappeared, pursued for a short distance; and when assured that our cavalry were in undisputed possession, my companions and myself came from our hiding-places, to greet the incoming of the long columns of infantry, bronzed by long exposure, and as stout and hardy as veterans of such magnificent campaigns as Sherman's must necessarily have been. It would be in vain for me to attempt to describe the sensations I.felt, when I found myself again surrounded by the brave soldiers of the Union. Nineteen months in rebel prisons were a perfect blank in my career, as regarded every thing connected with the events of the war or the Government. The presence of national troops, though long expected, I could now scarcely realize as a fact. The battles and marches which must have filled up the interval, I thought, must have been terrible. There was the Army of the Tennessee, at tho time of my capture, just consummating its brilliant operations against Vicksburg, now in the heart of South Carolina. It seemed impossible that such could be the fact. Yet it was true, remote as was its theatre of operations in July, 1863. As the soldiers passed, a number, witnessing our forlorn appearance, questioned us as to our command, and other matters generally asked by soldiers. When we told them that we were fellow-soldiers, prisoners of war just escaped from the wretchedness of Southern inhumanity, they displayed their sympat...
Title:Nineteen Months a Prisoner of WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217519202

ISBN - 13:9780217519205