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. 1887 Excerpt: ... and Fort Smith we had a good deal of trouble, and some measures were adopted, such as destroying the drink in the neighbourhood, but this ...
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. 1887 Excerpt: ... and Fort Smith we had a good deal of trouble, and some measures were adopted, such as destroying the drink in the neighbourhood, but this had no effect; the more they tried to keep drink from the men the more the men strove to have it, and disturbances in the camp were frequent. By the rules of the service a sutler's store and canteen should be attached to a regiment. This was considered an actual necessity; but to have such a thing would strangely conflict with the policy which was being adopted in regard to drunkenness. At length the sober and law-abiding portion of the regiment, which consisted of at least 95 per cent, of the whole, formed a code of resolutions to be adopted as a general principle. These resolutions affirmed that men were not children, and were able to take care of themselves, and must be held responsible for their own actions, and that drunkards were not entitled to any undue protection or indulgence. That drunkenness was unmanly and disgusting, and such as made a merit of indulging in it were unworthy of the association of brave and honourable men. That those who took drink and became quarrelsome or indulged in riot or braggadocio were poltroons or cowards, who dared not in their sober senses give vent to their passions, but took drink to give them "Dutch courage." That drunkenness was demoralizing and injurious to the service, and should in every way be discountenanced and discouraged; but if suppressed by authority, it should be the drunkards themselves that should be dealt with, without punishing or restricting the liberties of the sober and wellbehaved. That the silly plea of temptation set up in their behalf only tended to make men believe that if they could get liquor they were justified in getting drunk, and that the ...
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Fine. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Dark blue cloth covered boards with bright gold lettering, gold leaf page edges, marbled end papers, and silk place-keeper ribbon shows very mild bumping to top front corner. Part of the Collector's Library of the Civil War series by Time-Life.
8vo. Black blind-embossed full leather with gilt lettering. xvi, 456pp. All edges gilt. Frontispiece, illustrations, marbled endpapers, sewn-in red silk page marker. Fine. Tight, handsome facsimile of the uncommon 1888 Scribner and Welford first edition, a volume in the "Collector's Library of the Civil War" series. Notes James I. Robertson Jr., "Sketchy memoirs of a British subject who served in the Confederate army until 1863, then engaged in blockade-running; an excellent commentary on Southern military life." NEVINS I, 175.
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