Services of the Ninety-Sixth Ohio Volunteers by Joseph Thatcher WoodsServices of the Ninety-Sixth Ohio Volunteers by Joseph Thatcher Woods

Services of the Ninety-Sixth Ohio Volunteers

byJoseph Thatcher Woods

Paperback | January 31, 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. 1874. Excerpt: ... action was to take place between the land and naval forces against this positionf deemed well-nigh impregnable. The suspense was painful, as it was clearly evident there would be many hazzards in any effort that might be made, the results being matter of great uncertainty. Our attention was fixed on the ships that, like huge birds of prey far at sea, hovered nearly opposite the passage in front of Fort Morgan. Much did we wonder as to their aim and purpose, and by what method they would undertake to join in the attack. Presently their activity became ominous. Monitors and men-ofwar moved about in response to signals of command. But little time is thus spent when all movement ceases, the vessels being in line. The last preparation has been made. Even the decks are sprinkled with sand to soak up the blood yet unshed. It is a solemn moment, and those iron-hearted men are bowed in prayer. Calling again before the mind both the pageant and the tragedy obliterates intervening years. Again standing by the musket and the cannon, all becomes not only fresh and clear, but in the present hour. The fleet is again maneuvering before us, certainly prepared for duty, as, neat and trim and beautiful, each vessel takes its place in the glorious floating far-away pantomime. Now a signal floats from a massive man-of-war, and instantly responsive signals are displayed on every vessel. In a grand maneuver the line facing us assumes the form of a column. Great Heaven! what can be their purpose? In stern, magnificent array they move toward us, a fleet of mammoth ocean vultures. They bear right on in stately pride as though Neptune and Mars were together celebrating their ancient birthday. Pickets, both friends and foes, forget their duty and lean upon their arms, to drink in th...
Title:Services of the Ninety-Sixth Ohio VolunteersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217872077

ISBN - 13:9780217872072