Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the War for the Union, the Spanish War, the Boxer Rebellion, Etc, Volumen1

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This two volume edition is a good companion for any avid historian although the author is rather egotistical and expounds upon his accomplishments and down plays his failures and set backs. Even with ... Leer comentario completo

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Página 46 - I have served my country, under the flag of the Union, for more than fifty years; and as long as God permits me to live, I will defend that flag with my sword, even if my own native State assails it.
Página 29 - I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America...
Página 374 - Grant went into his tent, and, throwing himself face downward on his cot, gave way to the greatest emotion, but without uttering any word of doubt or discouragement.
Página 15 - The conspiracy is now known. Armies have been raised, war is levied to accomplish it. There are only two sides to the question. Every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war — only patriots or traitors.
Página 200 - We have gained the enemy's intrenchments at several points, but are brought to a stand.
Página 432 - I have seen but little generalship during the campaign. Some of our corps commanders are not fit to be corporals. Lazy and indifferent they will not even ride along their lines, yet without hesitancy they will order us to attack the enemy, no matter what their position or numbers.
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