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The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,336 / 137 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 532
Added to site: 2011.10.13 30881
Genres: War, History

A depiction of the civil war from the perspective of the men who fought in the cavalry of Company A.

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a farm near Lane and settled down as a farmer. He was a short, broad-shouldered, powerful man, whose presence carried the impression of great reserve-force. He had seen much of the world and was a shrewd observer. It was not known that he had ever uttered a word in public or that he could do so. Dismounting from his horse, he climbed into a wagon beside a man who was holding a flag, and faced the crowd. There were a few cat-calls and an attempt at bantering from those who looked upon his attempt as a joke. To all this he was oblivious. He stood like a statue, gazing at the sad and somber crowd, his dark hazel eyes growing more and more luminous. A tense silence followed, broken only by the suppressed sobs of the women. As if profoundly impressed by what he saw, he waited for a moment, during which he slowly reached out and grasped the flag-staff beside him. Then he spoke. In resonant, measured words, each syllable of which was distinct and impressive, he said, pointing to the flag: "It is against this



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