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Grandmother Stories from the Land of Used-To-Be (Paperback) Loot Price: R302 Discovery Miles 3 020
Grandmother Stories from the Land of Used-To-Be (Paperback): Howard Meriwether Lovett
Grandmother Stories from the Land of Used-To-Be (Paperback): Howard Meriwether Lovett

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Grandmother Stories from the Land of Used-To-Be (Paperback)

Howard Meriwether Lovett

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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. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... hero of this story was private Bryan, from Screven County; he had suffered all the hardships of Northern prisons, but had never lost the merry twinkle in his eye. A true Georgian is both plucky and fun-loving. Fort Delaware was on an island of that name near the coast of New Jersey. The fort was surrounded by a broad, steep moat. Two transports stood at the eastern and western entrances, and in each door a sentry, day and night. The prisoners' quarters were situated on the western side of the island; officers were confined separately from privates, and they were not allowed to speak to each other except through the favor of the guards. It was one of the prison's rules that if they did not promptly obey any order given them by a sentinel, officer or men in charge of them, they would be shot. "The men's quarters were built of white pine boards, and laid out in several rows of buildings, with streets between. In the summer these houses were rather comfortable, considering there was not a shade tree in the island fort; but in winter it was cold and bleak, with blasts of icy wind that found the way through the threadbare rags of the poor captives. There was no fire to warm by, and not half enough to eat. During bitter cold weather the men had to lie in their bunks all day, wrapped in the thin bedding, not to keep them warm, but to keep from freezing. Some poor fellows' feet were frozen, and their toes dropped off. The little food given them was so unclean as not to be fit to eat. "Private Bryan had been sent from the prison Camp Chase, where he had been ill with pneumonia and typhoid fever, and then rheumatism--from which he never fully recovered. The prisoners' barracks at Fort Delaware were divided into sections, and troops from different states were quartered sepa...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Howard Meriwether Lovett
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-44405-0
Barcode: 9781150444050
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-150-44405-3

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