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Inhaltsangabe: 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. 1879 Excerpt: ...buggy, spraining Mrs. Boyd's ankle very badly, and the whole party were captured. A large force of the enemy's cavalry followed us towards Winchester, overtaking our extreme rear guard, under Major Boyd, near the Opequon River, and charging them in a most determined manner. Hearing the firing in the rear, Colonel McReynolds ordered me to form the infantry in line of battle on the hill west of the Opequon, which we had just crossed, and to call in the advance guard under Major Quinn. Our battery, under Captain Alexander, guarded by four companies of the Sixth Maryland Volunteers, under Lieutenant-Colonl McKellop, was in the act of crossing the river, the ford being shallow, when the enemy were heard approaching, uttering frightful yells, and driving Boyd's rear guard before them. Captain Alexander had posted his guns in a commanding position in the road, and as the enemy appeared in view, he burst shell after shell among them, which threw them into considerable confusion, killing and wounding quite a number of them. At that moment Lieutenant-Colonel Adams, who had formed our regiment behind a slight eminence, burst upon them with the sabre, cutting and thrusting right and left. Not a shot Was fired by our boys; but their flashing steel could be plainly seen from the hill, where the colonel commanding and his staff stood with the infantry in line of battle, and the shouts of the combatants could be distinctly heard, as each party strove desperately to drive the other back. This hand-to-hand conflict lasted several minute?j the "blue and the gray" being so mixed that the artillery could not be used; and Captain Alexander "limbered up" and took a position further to the rear. The enemy greatly outnumbered our regiment, but by our superior sk...

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Buchbeschreibung RareBooksClub. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 116 pages. Dimensions: 9.6in. x 7.3in. x 0.4in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: . . . buggy, spraining Mrs. Boyds ankle very badly, and the whole party were captured. A large force of the enemys cavalry followed us towards Winchester, overtaking our extreme rear guard, under Major Boyd, near the Opequon River, and charging them in a most determined manner. Hearing the firing in the rear, Colonel McReynolds ordered me to form the infantry in line of battle on the hill west of the Opequon, which we had just crossed, and to call in the advance guard under Major Quinn. Our battery, under Captain Alexander, guarded by four companies of the Sixth Maryland Volunteers, under Lieutenant-Colonl McKellop, was in the act of crossing the river, the ford being shallow, when the enemy were heard approaching, uttering frightful yells, and driving Boyds rear guard before them. Captain Alexander had posted his guns in a commanding position in the road, and as the enemy appeared in view, he burst shell after shell among them, which threw them into considerable confusion, killing and wounding quite a number of them. At that moment Lieutenant-Colonel Adams, who had formed our regiment behind a slight eminence, burst upon them with the sabre, cutting and thrusting right and left. Not a shot Was fired by our boys; but their flashing steel could be plainly seen from the hill, where the colonel commanding and his staff stood with the infantry in line of battle, and the shouts of the combatants could be distinctly heard, as each party strove desperately to drive the other back. This hand-to-hand conflict lasted several minutej the blue and the gray being so mixed that the artillery could not be used; and Captain Alexander limbered up and took a position further to the rear. The enemy greatly outnumbered our regiment, but. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9781236396006

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