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Paintsville Ohio, the battle of middle creek, is where John Evans wandered off from his regiment. This brief description of that battle sheds light on why Evans would have wanted to desert.
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Acting action advance arms army arrived artillery attack battery battle boats brigade called camp Capt Captain carried cavalry charge Colonel command Creek Department direction distance division duty effect eight enemy enemy's engaged entire field fight fire five flag force formed Fort forward four front give ground gunboats guns half hands head heavy hill horses hour hundred Illinois immediately Indiana infantry Island John killed land leaving Lieut loss Major March ment miles morning moved night o'clock occupied officers Ohio opened passed position prisoners reached rear rebels received regiment remained retreat returned river road Second sent severely shell shot side soldiers soon South steamer taken Third thousand tion took town troops twenty Union United vessels whole woods wounded
Página 226 - Resolved : That the United States ought to cooperate with any State which may adopt gradual abolishment of slavery, giving to such State pecuniary aid, to be used by such State, in its discretion, to compensate for the inconveniences, public and private, produced by such change of system.
Página 227 - I said this not hastily, but deliberately. War has been made, and continues to be, an indispensable means to this end. A practical reacknowledgment of the national authority would render the war unnecessary, and it would at once cease. If, however, resistance continues, the war must also continue; and it is impossible to foresee all the incidents which may attend and all the ruin which may follow it. Such as may seem indispensable, or may obviously promise great efficiency, toward ending the struggle,...
Página 179 - You do solemnly swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States, and see that there are no grounds floating upon the coffee at all times.' ' Yes, massa, I do dat,' he replied ; ' I allers settle him in de coffee-pot.
Página 247 - They lay along the battery's side. Below the smoking cannon; Brave hearts from Severn and from Clyde, And from the banks of Shannon. They sang of love, and not of fame ; Forgot was Britain's glory; Each heart recalled a different name, But all sang "Annie Laurie.
Página 218 - I, , do solemnly swear that I will support, protect, and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States against all enemies, whether domestic or foreign ; and that I will bear true faith, allegiance, and loyalty to the same, any ordinance, resolution, or law of any State, convention, or legislature to the contrary notwithstanding...
Página 129 - Yours of this date, proposing armistice and appointment of Commissioners to settle terms of capitulation, is just received. No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
Página 281 - Halleck have command of said department. Ordered also, That the country, west of the Department of the Potomac, and east of the Department of the Mississippi, be a military department, to be called the Mountain Department, and that the same be commanded by Major-General Fremont.
Página 129 - SIR :—In consideration of all the circumstances governing the present situation of affairs at this station, I propose to the Commanding Officer of the Federal forces the appointment of Commissioners to agree upon terms of capitulation of the forces and fort under my command, and in that view suggest an armistice until 12 o'clock to-day. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your ob't se'v't, SB BUCKNER, Brig. Gen. CSA To Brigadier-General US GRANT, Com'ding US Forces, Near Fort Donelson.
Página 124 - That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay to the governor of any State, or to his duly authorized agents, the costs, charges, and expenses properly incurred by such State for enrolling, subsisting, supplying, arming, equipping, paying, and transporting its troops employed in aiding to suppress the present insurrection against the United States...
Página 218 - ... allegiance and loyalty to the same, any ordinance, resolution or law of any State convention or legislature to the contrary notwithstanding ; and, further, that I do this with a full determination, pledge and purpose, without any mental reservation or evasion whatsoever ; and, further, that I will well and faithfully perform all the duties which may be required of me by law. So help me God...