Prisoners of War and Military PrisonsBook - 2009
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. Battle Of Yellow Tavern Concluded?The Charge And Capture ? General J. E. B. Stuart Mortally Wounded?A Pure Philanthropist?On The March Toward Richmond?Lieutenant Hill's Mare. EXERAL CUSTER was upon the summit of the hill from which he had dislodged the Confederate battery, his graceful figure erect in the saddle and his face flashing with the glow imparted by participation in the successful charge, but just concluded. With outstretched arm he pointed with his saber toward a road at the base of the hill, and said: Major Granger, charge that road with your 7th Michigan. Instantly rang out the major's command: Front rank, Sabers Rear rank, Pistols Fours forward, Trot, March GALLOP CHARGE Down the hill, across the brook, and up the road, into the woods, like a thunderbolt went the column. Almost continuous discharges were blazed out from the enemy's carbines, smoke and dust enveloped all in a cloud, and horses and riders were blended. A barricade and obstructions in the road were lightly leaped, and the enemy behind them sent scurrying back in the hottest haste. Into the fugitives crowd the pursuers, and the dull thuds of sabers descending upon hapless heads could be heard amid the rattle of carbines and cracking of pistols. But, just as the head of the column was well over the barricade, the junior major, from the rear, shouted an order to Riyht about, Wheel, which order was heard and obeyed by all but about twenty- five (25) men who followed in the lead of the senior major commanding. Back went the regiment while the squad in the front kept right on in its career. Now the clatter of hoofs, the clangor of slung carbines, empty scabbardsand mess utensils, the shouts, oaths, and imprecations of the rushing horsemen have grown faint. The carbines ...
Publisher: [La Vergne, Tenn.] : General Books, c2009
Branch Call Number: 973.77 Isham
Characteristics: v, 340 p. ; 24 cm
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