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A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A.

Its Organization and Services in the Army of the Confederate States.

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Author: George Little
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,319 / 78 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
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Downloads: 408
Added to site: 2008.08.29
mnybks.net#: 21915
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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size of two fingers and sat on the fence eating it, while the prisoners stacked arms and thought of the 10th Satire of Juvenal and the vanity of military glory.

As our General entered the Fort, he volunteered as an aid to Gen. Bragg and passed the picket line and seeing a box of crackers on the side of the hill resigned the honorary position on the Staff and began foraging. Just as he had filled his haversack, he was halted by a sentinel and told that it was against Gen. Bragg's orders, whereupon he desisted, but soon found another box and filled his "nose bag" with crackers and returned to the battery, giving Capt. Lumsden and others a cracker apiece until all were exhausted and he then distributed a handfull of crumbs to the rest of the men.

On Sept. 22nd at Hagonsville, on 23rd at Bardstown, through a land flowing with milk and honey, but themselves out of bread and living on parched corn.

There was at Bardstown a Catholic College and some of the men purchased here paper and envelopes

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