What people are saying - Write a review
Other editions - View all
Under Both Flags: A Panorama of the Great Civil War, as Represented in Story ...
George Morley Vickers
No preview available - 2017
advance appeared arms army artillery asked attack battery battle blue boats boys brave brigade called camp Captain carried cavalry charge close Colonel coming command Confederate dead death direction division duty early enemy engaged eyes face Farragut Federal feel feet field fight fire flag fleet followed force formed four friends front gave give Grant gray ground guns hand head heard heart hill horse hour Jackson John killed knew land leaving Lieutenant live looked miles morning moved never night North officers once passed position reached rear regiment remained ridge river road seemed seen sent shell ship shot side soldiers soon South stand stood taken tell thing thought told took town troops turned Union vessel Virginia woods wounded
Page 454 - Far away in the cot on the mountain. His musket falls slack, — his face, dark and grim, Grows gentle with memories tender, As he mutters a prayer for the children asleep, — For their mother, — may Heaven defend her...
Page 454 - Tis nothing ; a private or two, now and then, Will not count in the news of the battle ; Not an officer lost — only one of the men, Moaning out, all alone, the death rattle." All quiet along the Potomac...
Page 459 - For thou wast ever bravely meek, Maryland! But lo! there surges forth a shriek, From hill to hill, from creek to creek, Potomac calls to Chesapeake, Maryland, My Maryland! Thou wilt not yield the Vandal toll, Maryland! Thou wilt not crook to his control, Maryland! Better the fire upon thee roll, Better the shot, the blade, the bowl, Than crucifixion of the soul, Maryland, My Maryland! I hear the distant thunder hum, Maryland! The Old Line's bugle, fife, and drum, Maryland!
Page 456 - Hurrah ! hurrah ! we bring the jubilee ! Hurrah ! hurrah ! the flag that makes you free ! So we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea, While we were marching through Georgia.
Page 459 - Potomac calls to Chesapeake, Maryland, my Maryland ! Thou wilt not yield the Vandal toll, Maryland ! Thou wilt not crook to his control, Maryland ! Better the fire upon thee roll, Better the shot, the blade, the bowl, Than crucifixion of the soul, Maryland, my Maryland ! I hear the distant thunder-hum, Maryland ! The Old Line's...
Page 459 - My Mother State, to thee I kneel, Maryland! For life and death, for woe and weal, Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland, my Maryland! Thou wilt not cower in the dust, Maryland ! Thy beaming sword shall never rust, Maryland! Remember Carroll's sacred trust, Remember Howard's warlike thrust. And all thy slumberers with the just, Maryland, my Maryland! Come ! 'tis the red dawn of the day, Maryland! Come with thy panoplied array, Maryland!
Page 245 - Let -us pass over the river, and rest Under the shade of the trees.
Page 458 - To live or die for Dixie! To arms ! To arms ! And conquer peace for Dixie ! To arms ! To arms ! And conquer peace for Dixie ! Hear the Northern thunders mutter ! Northern flags in South winds flutter!