Tom Clifton, Or, Western Boys In Grant And Sherman's Army, '61-'65 by Warren Lee GossTom Clifton, Or, Western Boys In Grant And Sherman's Army, '61-'65 by Warren Lee Goss

Tom Clifton, Or, Western Boys In Grant And Sherman's Army, '61-'65

byWarren Lee Goss

Paperback | January 30, 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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXIV. FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT. I Was cooking potatoes one morning, when I heard a Confederate guard in camp making inquiries for me. I looked up from my smoky fire, saying, "I am the man. What do you want?" "I reckon ye'l hef ter cum with me," said the Confederate. "Cheatam, our adjutant, wants yer." "What have I done?" I inquired, for I imagined that this might mean my arrest. "Reckon ye'd better leave yer fixin's and tote yourself along wi' me," was the only answer the guard gave me. I was not very presentable, even for a prisoner. My face was black with the smoke of numerous fires of pitch-pine limbs and roots I had wrestled with; my feet black with the dark soil of the camp, where I had waded in the stream for cooking water; my clothes were ragged, and scarcely broke joints over my nakedness. Besides this, I was not, as a whole, in a frame of mind conducive to confidence in myself. It always took a certain amount of soap and waiter, as well as clean, whole clothes, to thoroughly establish my moral courage in trying situations. I think if I were required to face a lion in his den, I could conduct the campaign against him on more equal grounds with a clean face and in a good suit of clothes. But no matter what my misgivings were, I had no choice but obedience, and so accompanied the rebel guard to the headquarters of the commanding officer, a comfortable-looking log house outside the prison limits. As I entered the door, a pleasant-faced Confederate officer looked up from the pine table whereon he was writing, and said sharply to the guard, "What do you bring this Yank here for?" "I reckon," replied the guard, " yer'l hev to ask our adjutant, for dogoned if I know." "What regiment? Who's your adjutant?' "The five Georgia--Cheatham, he's our adju...
Title:Tom Clifton, Or, Western Boys In Grant And Sherman's Army, '61-'65Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217646042

ISBN - 13:9780217646048