The Red Leaguers

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byShan F. Bullock

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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.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX RIFLES AND HURDLES BETWEEN eleven and twelve o'clock that night we moved out from Emo and the River house to attack Rhamus castle. Before starting each man had served to him a good ration of bread and meat, a naggin of whiskey, and forty rounds of ammunition; nor did any go into the dark ignorant of what was before him. In the plan of attack every man had his appointed place and duty, every leader his post and work assigned; and so perfect was our mutual understanding that I had but to give word or signal and it was passing from one to one of the Commando like a wind-whisper round Rhamus hill. "All together an' each for himself," was Moran's way of describing our scheme of operations; "every man goin' on his own stomach straight up, but with one eye on his neighbour this side, an' t'other on his neighbour that side, an' every eye in him burstin' to be in at the death." That exposition is maybe more humorous than lucid, but it will serve. The boys understood it; Christy our tactician applauded it; I cared nothing so long as the boys knew their duty and did it. "For pity's sake, lads," said I, "keep one of your eyes open for me. Lie tight till you get the word; go steady when you get it; hit like murder when the order comes; but if you value whole skins keep that one eye for your captain." They made the barn rafters crack with a ringing cheer; then one by one stole out down the ladder and across the fields to their appointed places in the circle round Rhamus. I left Sergeant M'Aloon with Dr Sheehan and five men in charge of Emo. At Stonegate and the Crockan head and the River house were strong guards. From Curleck O'Hea had brought up all his men for the attack. In all we mustered three hundred and nineteen rifles; the rest of the Commando were on ...

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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.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX RIFLES AND HURDLES BETWEEN eleven and twelve o'clock that night we moved out from Emo and the River house to attack R...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217939503

ISBN - 13:9780217939508

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