Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at the ... Meeting[s] ..., Volumes 11-13

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Page 427 - The applause of listening senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to despise, To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their...
Page 463 - In the prison cell I sit, Thinking, Mother dear, of you, And our bright and happy home so far away, And the tears they fill my eyes Spite of all that I can do, Tho' I try to cheer my comrades and be gay.
Page 458 - One baby can furnish more business than you and your whole Interior Department can attend to. He is enterprising, irrepressible, brimful of lawless activities. Do what you please, you can't make him stay on the reservation. Sufficient unto the day is one baby. As long as you are in your right mind don't you ever pray for twins. Twins amount to a permanent riot.
Page 453 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made, When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! — Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh streamlet ran.
Page 459 - And in still one more cradle, somewhere under the flag, the future illustrious commander-in-chief of the American armies is so little burdened with his approaching grandeurs and responsibilities as to be giving his whole strategic mind at this moment to trying to find out some way to get his big toe into his mouth - an achievement which, meaning no disrespect, the illustrious guest of this evening turned his entire attention to some fifty-six years ago; and if the child is but a prophecy of the man,...
Page 467 - Hurrah! hurrah! we bring the jubilee! Hurrah ! hurrah ! the flag that makes you free ! So we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea, While we were marching through Georgia.
Page 459 - In another the future great historian is lying— and doubtless will continue to lie until his earthly mission is ended. In another the future President is busying himself with no profounder problem of state than what the mischief has become of his hair so early; and in a mighty array of other cradles there are now some 60,000 future office seekers, getting ready to furnish him occasion to grapple with that same old problem a second time.
Page 125 - So we made a thoroughfare for Freedom and her train, Sixty miles in latitude, three hundred to the main; Treason fled before us, for resistance was in vain, While we were marching through Georgia. Chorus Hurrah! hurrah! we bring the jubilee! Hurrah! hurrah! the flag that makes you free!
Page 289 - SHERMAN'S MARCH TO THE SEA [NOVEMBER, 1864] OUR camp-fires shone bright on the mountains That frowned on the river below, While we stood by our guns in the morning, And eagerly watched for the foe; When a rider came out from the darkness That hung over mountain and tree, And shouted: "Boys, up and be ready, For Sherman will march to the sea.
Page 290 - Still onward we pressed, till our banners Swept out from Atlanta's grim walls, And the blood of the patriot dampened The soil where the...

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