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New PDF release: American History Stories, Volume IV

By Mara L. Pratt

ISBN-10: 1599152053

ISBN-13: 9781599152059

Tales of the good clash from the time Lincoln turned president and the southern states seceded, in the course of the battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, till the shut of the warfare. comprises poems, songs, and illustrations commemorating the occasions. appropriate for a while eight and up.

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General Beauregard, the same Confederate who had ordered the attack upon Fort Sumter, was in command here, He was an odd looking little man, with snapping black eyes; and snow white hair. " With Beauregard was another general of whom you need to know, General Johnston. General McDowell was coming with the Union army to meet this foe. At nine o'clock one Sunday morning, the armies met, and a terrible battle followed. The Confederates began breaking up and giving way. It seemed as if victory was to be on the Union side.

And out, through the mist and the murk of the moon, From the beaches of Hampton our barges were borne; And we heard not a sound save a sweep of the oar, Till the word of our colonel came up from the shore,— "Column! " Through green-tasseled cornfields our columns were thrown, And like corn by the red scythe of fire we were mown; While the cannon's fierce ploughings new-furrowed the plain. That our blood might be planted for Liberty's grain,— "Column! " Oh! the fields of fair June have no lack of sweet flowers, But their rarest and best breathe no fragrance like ours; And the sunshine of June sprinkling gold on the corn, Hath no harvest that ripeneth like Bethel's red morn,— "Column!

Then the troops turned their guns into the crowd; and many a man fell before the fire of these soldiers whom they had attacked. For a moment there was a lull! The mob itself stood still before its awful work! But only for a moment; then with yells of rage and threats of revenge, they fell upon the troops, surrounded the cars, filling the air with howls and curses. Amid this terrible scene the cars rolled out of the depot. Three of the soldiers had been killed, and there were eighteen wounded.

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