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The General's Double; A Story of the Army of the Potomac (Paperback) Loot Price: R370
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The General's Double; A Story of the Army of the Potomac (Paperback): Charles King
The General's Double; A Story of the Army of the Potomac (Paperback): Charles King

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The General's Double; A Story of the Army of the Potomac (Paperback)

Charles King

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVII. The patrol of the provost-guard, a little earlier that evening, had halted a tall soldier in the uniform of the cavalry, who was coming briskly down the hill from the direction of the convalescent camp. So far from showing annoyance or disquietude, as was often the case at such interruption, the soldier stood with confident mien and promptly presented his papers, standing rigidly at attention while the officer closely inspected them. There was no flaw. They were all in precise and regular form, --Private Lawrence Bell, Troop "C," --th U. S. Cavalry, a convalescent patient U. S. General Hospital, etc., etc., on recommendation of the chief surgeon was granted five days' furlough, with permission to visit relatives in Philadelphia; was to return to said hospital by 9.30 P.m. on the 27th day of July, 1863, or be considered a deserter. Said soldier was six feet two inches in height, blue eyes, fair hair, light complexion, and was by occupation a clerk, --that occupation being the one almost invariably given by every enlisting soldier who had presumably known better days--but no trade. The furlough was signed by various officials, and was countersigned by the provost-marshal, so that for at least two or three days Trooper Boll was free to come and go, his own master so long as he behaved himself. "Where are you going now?" asked the officer. "To meet some old comrades, sir, down by Camden Station. They have a theatre pass till midnight; then I'll take the train to Philadelphia." The answer was prompt and respectful. "You have a long walk for a man recently wounded," said the lieutenant, still glancing over the furlough. "I'll take a cab, sir, at the square, if the lieutenant has no objection." "Oh, of course not. It's all right if you have money to throw ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Charles King
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 102
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-07101-9
Barcode: 9781151071019
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-07101-3

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