The Romance of the Civil War

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byAlbert Bushnell Hart

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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. 1903 Excerpt: ...sky, making surrounding objects more plainly visible. Presently I heard a drum beat up the morning call. At first I thought it came from the camp of the enemy across the creek; but as I listened, I found that it came up from the deep ravine; for a few minutes it was silent, and then as it became more light I heard it again. I listened--the sound of the drum was familiar to me--and I knew that it was our drummer-boy from Tennessee. I was about to desert my post to go to his assistance, when I discovered the officer of the guard approaching with two men. We all listened to the sound, and were satisfied that it was Eddie's drum. I asked permission to go to his assistance. The officer hesitated, saying that the orders were to march in twenty minutes. I promised to be back in that time, and he consented. I immediately started down the hill through the thick undergrowth, and upon reaching the valley I followed the sound of the drum, and soon found him seated upon the ground, his back leaning against the trunk of a fallen tree, while his drum hung upon a bush in front of him, reaching nearly to the ground. As soon as he discovered me he dropped his drumsticks and exclaimed, "O Corporal! I am so glad to see you. Give me a drink," reaching out his hand for my canteen, which was empty. I immediately turned to bring him some water from the brook that I could hear rippling through the bushes near by, when, thinking that I was about to leave him, he commenced crying, saying: "Don't leave me, Corporal--I can't walk." I was soon back with the water, when I discovered that both of his feet had been shot away by a cannonball. After satisfying his thirst, he looked up into my face and said: "You don't think I will die, Corporal, do you? This man said...

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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. 1903 Excerpt: ...sky, making surrounding objects more plainly visible. Presently I heard a drum beat up the morning call. At first I thought it c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217285317

ISBN - 13:9780217285315

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