Strong Vincent and His Brigade at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byOliver Willcox Norton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... ADDRESS OF CAPTAIN PORTER FARLEY. 140th Regiment, New York Volunteers, At Dedication Of Regimental Monument At Gettysburg, September 17, 1889. "New York at Gettysburg," Vol. Ill, page 953. EXTRACT. "It was while waiting there that a printed order was brought to Colonel O'Rorke. He read it and then handed it to the adjutant, as they both sat mounted in front of the regiment, and told him to read it aloud. It was from the general in command of the army and was as follows: Circular. "headquarters Army Of The Potomac. June 30, 1863. "The Commanding General requests that previous to the engagement soon expected with the enemy, corps and all other commanding officers will address their troops, explaining to them briefly the immense issues involved in this struggle. The enemy are on our soil. The whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe. Our failure to do so will leave us no such welcome as the swelling of millions of hearts with pride and joy at our success would give to every soldier in the army. Homes, firesides and domestic altars are involved. The army has fought well heretofore. It is believed that it will fight more desperately and bravely than ever if it is addressed in fitting terms. "Corps and other commanders are authorized to order the instant death of any soldier who fails in his duty at this hour. "by Command Of Major General Meade, "S. Williams, Asst. Adjt. General." The order was explicit that all commanding officers should address their troops; and, though doubtless much against his inclinations, as it was certainly contrary to his habit, O'Rorke, for the first and last time, there addressed a speech to his regiment. How well we all remember him sitting there on his horse in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... ADDRESS OF CAPTAIN PORTER FARLEY. 140th Regiment, New York Volunteers, At Dedication Of Regimental Monument At...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217561454

ISBN - 13:9780217561457

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