By Carlton Mccarthy
We're accustomed to the names and deeds of the "generals," from the commander-in-chief right down to the just about innumerable brigadiers, and we're all kind of unaware of the behavior and features of the people who composed the rank and dossier of the "grand armies" of 1861-65. As time rolls on, the historian, condensing issues, mentions "the males" by way of brigades, divisions, and corps. yet the following allow us to examine the person soldier separated from the large lots of guys composing the armies, and doing his personal paintings and accountability. the celebrity of Lee and Jackson, world-wide, and because the years raise ever brighter, is yet condensed and personified admiration of theConfederate soldier, wrung from an unwilling global through his matchless braveness, patience, and devotion. Their status is an enduring monument to the potent deeds of the anonymous host who them via a lot toil and blood to excellent victories. The vulnerable, normally, are borne down via the robust; yet that doesn't turn out that the powerful also are definitely the right. The susceptible undergo fallacious, examine the bitterness of it, and eventually, through resisting it, turn into the defenders of correct and justice. whilst the powerful countries of the earth oppress the feeble, they nerve the palms and fireplace the hearts of God's tools for the recovery of justice; and whilst one element of a rustic oppresses and insults one other, the result's the pervasive malady,—war! with the intention to determine the future health of the kingdom, or go away it a bloody corpse.
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CHAPTER I. A Voice from the Ranks CHAPTER II. The Outfit Modified CHAPTER III. Romantic Ideas Dissipated CHAPTER IV. On the March CHAPTER V. Cooking and Eating CHAPTER VI. Comforts, Conveniences, and Consolations CHAPTER VII. Fun and Fury on the Field CHAPTER VIII. Improvised Infantry CHAPTER IX. "Brave Survivors" Homeward Bound CHAPTER X. Soldiers Transformed CHAPTER XI. Camp Fires of the Boys in Gray CHAPTER XII. The Battle Flag SOLDIER LIFE IN THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA. CHAPTER I. —INTRODUCTORY.
SHEPPARD, Esq. V. RICHMOND CARLTON MCCARTHY AND COMPANY 1882 Copyright, 1882, By CARLTON McCARTHY. O. Houghton and Company. To THE MEMORY OF MY BROTHER, EDWARD STEVENS McCARTHY, CAPTAIN FIRST COMPANY RICHMOND HOWITZERS: WHO FELL AT COLD HARBOR, June 4, 1864, A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER. CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. A Voice from the Ranks CHAPTER II. The Outfit Modified CHAPTER III. Romantic Ideas Dissipated CHAPTER IV. On the March CHAPTER V. Cooking and Eating CHAPTER VI. Comforts, Conveniences, and Consolations CHAPTER VII.
They regarded the order as a deliberate insult, planned by some officer who had a grudge against their regiment or battery, who had adopted this plan to prevent their presence in battle, and thus humiliate them. How soon did they learn the sweetness of a day's repose in the rear! Another romantic notion which for awhile possessed the boys was that soldiers should not try to be comfortable, but glory in getting wet, being cold, hungry, and tired. So they refused shelter in houses or barns, and "like true soldiers" paddled about in the mud and rain, thinking thereby to serve their country better.