Twelve Months in Andersonville: On the March--in the Battle--in the Rebel Prison Pens, and at Last in God's Country

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T. and M. Butler, 1886 - 199 páginas
 

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Página 173 - I have no money at present to go to any place ; and, even if I had, I know of no place where I can go. My life is in danger, and I most respectfully ask of you help and relief. If you will be so generous as to give me some sort of a safe conduct, or. what I should greatly prefer, a guard to protect myself and family against violence...
Página 169 - Ga.," designate this city of the dead. On the morning of the 17th of August, at sunrise, the stars and stripes -were hoisted in the center of the cemetery, when a national salute was fired, and several national songs sung by those present. The men who accompanied me, and to whom I am indebted for...
Página 173 - The duties I had to perform were arduous and unpleasant, and I am satisfied that no man can, or will, justly blame me for things that happened here and which were beyond my power to control. I do not think that I...
Página 173 - Louisiana, and by profession a physician.* Like hundreds and thousands of others, I was carried away by the maelstrom of excitement and joined the Southern army. I was very severely wounded at the battle of Seven Pines near Richmond, Va., and have nearly lost the use of my right arm.
Página 170 - Andersonville is situated on the Southwestern Railroad, sixty miles from Macon. There is but one house in the place, except those erected by the socalled Confederate Government as hospitals,- officers' quarters, and commissary and quartermaster's buildings. It was formerly known as Anderson, but since the war the "ville
Página 174 - Stevenson, and others unknown, to injure the health and destroy the lives of soldiers in the military service of the United States, then held and being prisoners of war within the lines of the so-called...
Página 173 - I had to perform were arduous and unpleasant, and I am satisfied that no man can or will justly blame me for things that happened here, and which were beyond my power to control. I do not think that I ought to be held responsible for the shortness of rations, for the overcrowded state of the prison (which was of itself a prolific source of fearful mortality) for the inadequate supplies of clothing, want of shelter, etc.
Página 170 - At mid-day the thermometer in the shade reaches frequently one hundred and ten degrees, and in the sun the heat is almost unbearable. The inhabitants of this sparsely settled locality are, with few exceptions, of the most ignorant class, and from their haggard and sallow faces, the effects of chills and fever are distinctly visible. The noted Prison Pen is fifteen hundred and forty feet long and seven hundred and fifty feet wide.
Página 168 - ... yards from the stockade. The trenches varied in length from fifty to one hundred and fifty yards. The bodies in the trenches were from two to three feet below the surface, and in several instances, where the rain had washed away the earth, but a few inches.

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