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I do not pretend to write much of a letter. You know under what circumstances I am writing.
We fought no better, perhaps, than they. We exhibited, perhaps, no higher individual qualities.
Just after writing those we were called up to defend a new position on the left, where the terrible storming of the bridge over the…
The word was enough. It ran like fire along the line, from man to man, and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward…
Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the…
We have to go in places no body would ever think of going into were it not for the necessities of war.
Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other…
My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy…
Let me say no danger and no hardship ever makes me wish to get back to that college life again.
But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams…
We know not of the future and cannot plan for it much.
We pass now quickly from each other’s sight; but I know full well that where beyond these passing scenes you shall be, there will be…
I never could be a partisan leader – a man of one idea.
This is the great reward of service, to live, far out and on, in the life of others; this is the mystery of Christ, –…
The power of noble deeds is to be preserved and passed on to the future.
Mounting a large rock, I was able to see a considerable body of the enemy moving by the flank in rear of their line engaged,…
But the cause for which we fought was higher; our thought wider… That thought was our power.
I long to be in the Field again, doing my part to keep the old flag up, with all its stars.
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