The Siege Of Richmond; A Narrative Of The Military Operations Of Major-general George B. Mcclellan…

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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. 1862. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. ENCAMPMENTS AND MARCHES. Before the army sat down to the siege of Richmond, it was rapidly marching toward the Chickahominy, only encamping when it was necessary to rest the troops or allow the advanced guard time to scour the country. After the siege was commenced, the troops were nearly all the time encamped,--movements made for attack, or defence, or picketing, or intrenching, not necessarily causing a change of the camping-ground. The encampment of general head-quarters was the most regularly laid out and strictly guarded. Its ground-plan was a parallelogram, with the staff tents upon the long sides, and the commander-in-chief's tent upon one of the short sides, the guard tents being upon the other. At the commander-in-chief's side of this parallelogram a space a hundred feet square is marked out, constantly guarded by sentinels, and upon which no one is allowed to encroach. In the centre of this sacred spot are two large wall tents, each some twenty feet square, pitched alongside of each other, though with a slight intervening space. One of them is occupied by General McClellan, the other by General Marcy, the chief of staff. Both are furnished alike; each has a stove, camp-stools, and table, lounge, campbed, desk, and toilet-materials; and various wine-bottles standing about show the means used, even by majorgenerals, to beguile weary hours and entertain visitors. In front of these tents a hundred-feet-wide street runs to the guard tents upon the opposite side of the camp. Upon each side of this street the staff tents are pitched, whose occupants decrease in rank according as they are more distant from the hundred-feet square. In these are found the provost-marshal general, the adjutantgeneral, the inspector-general, the heads of depart...

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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. 1862. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. ENCAMPMENTS AND MARCHES. Before the army sat down to the siege of Richmond, it was rapidly marching toward the Ch...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021761244X

ISBN - 13:9780217612449

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