The Empty Sleeve

or, The Life and Hardships of Henry H. Meacham, in the Union Army

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Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,422 / 32 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.6
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 329
Added to site: 2011.09.22
mnybks.net#: 30791
Genre: History
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glad it was no worse.

After crossing the road, we moved to the right a short distance, and then forward. The ground was covered with pine and shrub oaks, so it was almost impossible to get through. We advanced a short distance before we came near the enemy. We were in strong force, and then commenced our work of death. It was heart-rending to see the wounded, dead and dying, lie on the ground under our feet, and the number still increasing. That was a horrible place of death and destruction in the dense wilderness, with peals of musketry, like distant thunder, sounding from right to left. Sometimes it seemed the hardest on the right, and then in the centre; and so on. The position we held was the centre, being a part of the First Division of the Fifth Corps, under the command of General Warren. But night came on at last, and the shades of darkness put an end to the strife for that day, neither party seeming to gain any advantage over the other. We again moved by the left to our old breastworks, and th

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