A Soldier's Life

Being the Personal Reminiscences of Edwin G. Rundle

Cover image for

Download


Author: Edwin G. Rundle
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,890 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.9
LoC Categories: CT,
Downloads: 354
Added to site: 2008.02.22
mnybks.net#: 20139
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, History

In Sergeant-Major Rundle's narrative we have the interesting story of how an honest English boy became attracted to the colors; how the British army lives, moves and has its being in the British Isles and in the Dominions beyond the seas; how that boy rose by honest effort to the highest non-commissioned position in that army; and most interesting of all, his experience on foreign service when his regiment took part in the Trent affair and Fenian raids, following the close of the American civil war.

Show Excerpt

without warning, the prisoner left the room and tried to make his escape. Coady was too smart for him, and pulled him down off the wall and secured him. We found out the passenger he met on the train had something to do with it. After that the prisoner was kept handcuffed.

We arrived at Millbay the next morning, took the prisoner to his ship, handed him over and got a receipt and expenses incurred during the trip, for which the naval authorities were responsible, and then reported at military headquarters, Mount Wise. We were attached to the 10th Regiment, just returned from China. We remained in Plymouth three days, which gave me an opportunity to visit my friends.

On embarking at Millbay wharf, it being a very dark night, my escort, Private Coady, missed his footing on the gang plank and fell overboard between the steamer and the wharf. With much difficulty he was rescued, having had a narrow escape from drowning. We missed the train at Southampton, but the chief of police billeted us at the Q

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for A Soldier's Life by Edwin G. Rundle - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for A Soldier's Life by Edwin G. Rundle - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for A Soldier's Life by Edwin G. Rundle - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for A Soldier's Life by Edwin G. Rundle - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for A Soldier's Life by Edwin G. Rundle - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for A Soldier's Life by Edwin G. Rundle - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
Siddhartha
by Herman Hesse
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
The Confessions
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Autobiography of Ben Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin
Charles Lyell and Modern Geology
by Thomas George Bonney
The Age of Invention
by Holland Thompson
Abraham Lincoln
by George Haven Putnam

See more popular titles from this genre.