Under tops'ls and tents by Cyrus Townsend BradyUnder tops'ls and tents by Cyrus Townsend Brady

Under tops'ls and tents

byCyrus Townsend Brady

Paperback | February 7, 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.1918 Excerpt: ... STANDING AND WAITING "They also serve who only stand and wait" IT was the night we heard at Chickamauga the news from Santiago; as calm and sweet a night as one ever saw. Tattoo had just sounded, and down on the company streets we could hear the first sergeants sharply calling their rolls, the replies of the men, in voices of differing pitch and many keys, making a sort of vocal patchwork in the still night. Several of the officers were gathered under the broad fly of a hospital tent used for the colonel's head-quarters, when an officer from division head-quarters, a surgeon, I think, came stumbling into the lighted circle from the darkness outside. "General Poland's compliments to Colonel Good, and he directs me to inform you that there has been a desperate battle at Santiago, with many casualties, but we have captured forts at San Juan and El Caney, and now command the town." We sprang to our feet and cheered wildly as the officer continued: "The general says you may pass the word among the men, and let them turn out. Yes, the band, too," he added, in response to a query. "Orderlies," said the colonel, promptly, and the two men needed no other direction, but in an instant were running toward the company streets with the precious tidings. And then a cheer arose, which grew in volume as the news spread along the line, until the whole camp was one continuous roar. The men hesitated in front of their lines, and then broke away from the streets and ran to the open space before the colonel's tent, the band came hurrying out, playing, frantically, "The Starspangled Banner" and "America," and everybody sang. Then, just as they were half-dressed, in every sort of a combination from a jock strap to a poncho, headed by the band, they took up the line of march to the...
Title:Under tops'ls and tentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217140327

ISBN - 13:9780217140324