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1909 Excerpt: ...depot that marked the steps on the weary way to
Atlanta, thence north to Huntsville, Alabama, and back south again
to Atlanta, thence on to Milledgeville and Savannah, Georgia;
Columbia. South Carolina; Fayetteville and Goldsboro, North
Carolina, and Alexandria in Northern Virginia. In its essential
parts that wagon was still solid, but it was so battered and
bruised as obviously to have endured so much as to deserve place in
a museum And I reflected, as I looked at it, that there were
thousands of men who had made that same journey or its equivalent
on foot, and had in addition fought and labored on the way, who
were stronger, therefore, than oak and iron--of which that wagon
was constructed--and that of such men, almost wholly, was composed
the army that swept from Chattanooga to Goldsboro. I then com
prehended a strong conviction held by my father, that had a
controlling influence on many of his operations that I have
attempted to describe; which was, his supreme confidence in the
ability of his army, due to his loftly estimate of the material of
which it was composed. That he had been deemed worthy to command
such an army and had won its confidence, was to him--far beyond his
strategic achievements--the source of his greatest pride and
highest satisfaction. After the singing of "Marching Through
Georgia," the President introduced General John W. Noble, of St.
Louis, who spoke as follows: I express, Mr. President, best the
conviction of this assembly when I say that they have heard tonight
from the lips of the son of our illustrious General, former
President of our Society, one of the most graphic statements of the
last marches of his father and the most lucid exposition of the
patriotic sentiments that led him to the conclusion of the
|Country of origin:
Society of the Army of the Tennessee
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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