We had but little time to wait for action as Uncle Sam had urgent need of us, and on the 21st we received orders to strike tents, pack knapsacks, and prepare to march. What ever this order meant we had yet to learn. However. We pulled down tents, and after many difficulties managed to put our things in our knapsacks and succeeded in strapping themupon our backs, and with accoutrements and gun, making a load of about 60 pounds weight, we managed to get into line as a regiment, for the first time, and mercy on us! Do they expect us to march and fight with this ungodly load strapped upon our backs This question was subsequently answered to our satisfaction. Colonel Emerson now gave the order and we moved out and down to the wharf where we embarked upon a steamboat amid rousing patriotic cheers from on board which seemed to echo from hill to hill and to be caught up by the rippling waters below, and answered back by the waving of 'kerchiefs and throwing of kisses by the citizens and ladies on shore, filling the very air with patriotism as we shoved off from the Hoosier shore some of us never to return.
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Language - English
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780331205220
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.2 cm
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