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. 1903 Excerpt: ... preceding day. The picket details from the Regiment that had been on duty all the night of the 12th and until four o'clock on the afternoon ...
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. 1903 Excerpt: ... preceding day. The picket details from the Regiment that had been on duty all the night of the 12th and until four o'clock on the afternoon of the 13th were relieved at that hour, and returned to the Regiment exhausted and worn out. They had been under fire continually for thirty-six hours, without food or rest. Lieutenant Yocum received unbounded praise for his action on the skirmish line. The losses in the Regiment during the battle of May 12th could never be actually ascertained. Numbers that were reported missing were afterwards found to have been killed. The total loss of the Union Army on May 12th was: killed and wounded, 6,020; missing, 800; total, 0,820. The Confederate loss, including the 4,000 prisoners captured by General Hancock and his Second Corps, was between 9,000 and 10,000. The loss to the enemy in general officers was extremely heavy--Brigadier-Generals Daniel and Perrin being killed, and Brigadier-Generals Walker, Ramseur, R. D. Johnston and McGowan severely wounded; and Major-General Edward Johnston and Brigadier-General George H. Stuart captured. May 14th, under arms at daybreak, but the command was not called upon, and a most welcome rest until four a. m., May 15th, when the Regiment moved two miles to the left and bivouacked on the Fredericksburg Road, resting as best they could, the rain still falling at intervals, and the roads so heavy that it was impossible to move trains or artillery. During the afternoon an order from General Meade was read to the Regiment: --Headquarters Army Of The Potomac. May 13th. Soldiers: The moment has arrived when your commanding General feels authorized to address you in terms of congratulation. For eight days and nights, almost without intermission, in rain and sunshine, you have been gallantly fight...
Very good. First Edition. Hinges are cracked but binding is tight. Some minor edge wear. Corners are worn. Bottom corners bumped. Scuff on front cover. Edges of spine rubbed. Some additional wear on spine. Missing front endpaper. #
Clean, tight book but for tasteful bookplate front endpaper. Front board discolored by offsetting from longtime placement next to bookend but internally fresh. Cloth 8vo. 462 pp, roster, folding map. Illustrated. Red-cloth boards with gilt decoration.
The Story of the 116th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion: The Record of a Gallant Command
by St Clair a Mulholland
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