Image from page 769 of “Story of the Sherman brigade.The camp, the march, the bivouac, the battle; and how “the boys” lived and died during four years of active field service…” (1897)
Image from page 769 of “Story of the Sherman brigade.The camp, the march, the bivouac, the battle; and how “the boys” lived and died during four years of active field service…” (1897) by Internet Archive Book Images
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Hinman, Wilbur F
Subjects: Sherman-brigade United States-History-Civil War-1861-1865 Regimental histories Ohio Militia
Publisher: Alliance, O. The author
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with the dance!was the cry. The fiddlers struck up a lively tune and the ruc-tion was over. The revelry continued until daylight. Our boys tools girls behind them upon their horses,and in this way went home withthem. Part of them stayed twoor three days in the neighbor-hood, and were in high feather.There was plenty of musicin our Texas camps. Everyregiment had scores of menwho could sing, and ours werenot exceptions. Solos, quar-tets and choruses were oftenrendered in a style that wouldhave done credit to trained vo-calists. There were several fid-dles and men who could playthem—perhaps not in the style of Ole Bull or Remenyi, buttheir audiences were not critical—and the music was all-sufficientfor the stag-dances that were so common. There was a guitarin the Sixty-fifth, which had escaped all the perils of campaign-ing for more than two years. Many will remember the frequentvisits of Dr. Wheeler, of one of the Illinois regiments, who usedto play the guitar and sing by the hour.
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HUGH P. ANDERSON, SURGEON, SIXTY-FOURTH. 1865.] CHAPTKR LXVII. LAST DAYS OF OUR SERVICE, asure Trips to Lavaca—A Naval Catastrophe—Officers ata Negro Ball—Watching for the Muster-out Order cap-tain Charley Bakers Story—The Fifty-First IllinoisGOES Home, which Gives us Hope—Camp Sherman—TexasNorthers —A Wrecked and Deluged Camp—Major orlowSmith and His Pipe—Lieutenant Kanels Joke—Promotionsthat Did not Promote. HEAT and mosquitoes combined to make our existence atCamp Irwin almost insupportable. The daily round be-came monotonous in the extreme. Occasional reliefwas found in excursions to the Guadalupe river, and toLavaca, which was our watering place—a sort of Saratoga.Leaves of absence from camp for two or three days could usuallybe had for the asking. Small parties frequently went to Lavacato sail and bathe and fish and gather oysters. On one of thesetrips, in which the writer was a participant, General Stanley andGeneral Conrad were met at Lavaca, on pleasure
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