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Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals

As Seen From the Ranks During a Campaign in the Army of the Potomac

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Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,809 / 267 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.6
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 388
Added to site: 2007.11.30
mnybks.net#: 19191
Genre: War
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anced through lack of orders, for the succeeding day also, near Meridian Hill. Under orders to join the Fifth Army Corps commanded by Major-General Fitz John Porter, to which the Division had been previously assigned, the march was resumed on the succeeding day, which happened to be Sunday, and in the afternoon of which our chapter opens.

A march of another day brought the Brigade to a recent Rebel camp ground. Traces of their occupancy were found not only in their depredations in the neighborhood destructive of railroad bridges, but also in letters and wall-paper envelopes adorned with the lantern-jawed phiz of Jefferson Davis. The latter were sought after with avidity as soon as ranks were broken and tents pitched; the more eagerly perhaps for the reason that during the greater part of their previous month of service they had been frequently within sound of rebel cannon, although but once under their fire. During the previous day, in fact, they had marched to the music of the artillery of South Mount

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