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Following the Greek Cross, or, Memories of the Sixth Army Corps / Thomas W. Hyde ; new introduction by Eric J. Mink.

Following the Greek Cross, or, Memories of the Sixth Army Corps / Thomas W. Hyde ; new introduction by Eric J. Mink.
Hyde, Thomas W. (Thomas Worcester), 1841-1899
Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c2005.

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Mink, Eric J.
xxxvii, 280 p., [13] leaves of plates : ill.; 18 cm.
  • "Thomas W. Hyde, a native of Maine who rose rapidly through the Union ranks and eventually received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Antietam, published his portrait of the Army of the Potomac in 1894. Following the Greek Cross tells the story of an illustrious army unit and offers rare glimpses into the Northern perspective on the war. One of the most cited - and most difficult to find - Union memoirs, this volume returns to print with an expanded edition featuring new information about the author, more than a dozen photographs, and a complete index."
  • "Hyde began his military career in 1861 as a major of the Seventh Maine Infantry Regiment. When that unit became part of the Sixth Corps of the massive Army of the Potomac, Hyde was promoted to a staff post. He served on the staffs of several prominent Union officers, including John Sedgwick and Horatio G. Wright, major generals who between them commanded the Sixth Corps in several important campaigns in the Virginia theater. Hyde's unit was also among those who followed General Lee's army into Pennsylvania and fought at Gettysburg. In his correspondence Hyde writes engagingly about the war, his fellow soldiers, strategy and tactics, and daily life in the Union forces.
  • He elaborates on their motivation for fighting, the strength of their camaraderie, and their unflagging determination to preserve the Union." "Eric J. Mink's new introduction provides fresh insights on Hyde's origins, perspectives, and postwar achievements, which include the establishment of one of North America's most important shipyards, in Hyde's hometown of Bath, Maine."--Jacket.
Series Statement
American civil war classics
Uniform Title
American Civil War classics
Alternative Title
Memories of the Sixth Army Corps
  • Biographies
  • History
  • Personal narratives
  • "First edition published by Houghton Mifflin, 1894."
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxiv-xxxvii) and index.
Processing Action (note)
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Signs of the Coming Conflict -- Chicago in 1860 -- Abraham Lincoln, President Elect -- The Seventy-five Thousand Call -- Bull Run -- Recruiting for the 7th Maine -- In Camp at Augusta -- Election of Officers -- Start for the Front -- Lunch in Faneuil Hall -- War Rumors -- Hostile Baltimore -- John Barleycorn our Worst Enemy -- The Romance of War -- A Rebel Spy -- Camp Fare -- First Visit to Washington -- Death of Colonel Marshall -- Kalorama Hill -- Crossing into Virginia -- Camp Griffin -- Opossum Soup -- Irish Volunteers -- First Independent Command -- The Grand Review -- Start for the Peninsula -- Advance on Yorktown -- A Night Alarm -- Under Fire First Time -- Hard Tack, Mud, and Rain -- Building Corduroy Roads -- A Picket Fight -- Old Generals and Young Volunteers -- Estimate of McClellan -- Buried Torpedoes -- The Battle of Williamsburg -- Hancock's Bayonet Charge -- McClellan's Speech -- An Episode in the Enemy's Country -- Old Madeira -- The White House -- Skirmish at Mechanicsville -- No McDowell -- A Grim Rebel -- Custer's First Skirmish -- Fair Oaks -- In the Hospital -- Malaria -- Lee strikes our Right -- Gaines's Mill -- Holding our own -- Fight at Garnett's Hill -- An Anxious Night -- Savage Station -- White Oak Swamp -- Rout of the Germans -- Vermonters mark Time to the Shell Fire -- Malvern Hill -- Stealing the General's Dinner -- To Harrison's Landing -- Fitz-John Porter -- A Mule disappears in Mud -- Home again -- Second Bull Run -- Death of Sam Fessenden -- Chantilly -- Glorious Deaths of Kearny and Stevens -- Falstaff's Army -- The Gallant Swede -- My Maryland -- Crampton's Gap -- Picket on the Mountain -- First Charge at Antietam -- The Germans redeemed -- Fine Sharpshooting -- Charging an Army -- Reaching the Farthest Point in the Enemy's Lines -- Vain Heroism -- "Rally, Boys, to save the Major!" -- Applause from the Vermonters -- Rebel Reports -- Under Arrest -- Welcomed to Maine again -- A Winter at Home -- Miss the Battle of Fredericksburg -- Back in the Field -- General Franklin -- "Baldy" Smith -- In Clover at last -- General Sedgwick -- Reorganizing the Army -- A Military Pageant -- Getting ready for the Assault -- A Southern Marksman -- A Government Contract -- Storming Marye's Heights -- Salem Church -- An Ill-Boding Night -- Lee attacks with Three to One, and is beaten off -- Over the River again -- A Movable Bed -- Fame of the Sixth Corps as bright as ever -- Guarding Southern Homes -- Whitworth Bolts -- Hooker relieved -- To Taneytown for Orders -- Council of War in Meade's Tent -- Seventy-Mile Ride -- The Corps up the Baltimore Pike -- Longstreet's Magnificent Attack -- The Corps directed toward the Heavy Firing -- Up Little Round Top -- Gloomy Rumors -- Farnsworth's Charge -- Two Hundred and Ten Cannon dealing Death -- Pickett's Charge -- A Carnival of Death -- Sabre Flashes in the Dust Clouds -- The Morning after Gettysburg -- Our Capua -- Mount Misery -- The Funkstown Traitress -- The General's Forbearance -- Across the Potomac -- Rebel Maidens of Warrenton -- After Mosby -- A Loving-Cup with "Jeb" Stuart -- A Brilliant Feat at Rappahannock Station -- A Virginia Mansion of the Olden Time -- A British Contingent -- Locust Grove -- Mine Run -- Back to Camp, cold and disgusted -- Our Winter City -- Ball Rooms of the Camp -- Romantic Ride across Hazel Run -- Enter Grant and Sheridan -- Torbert's Horse -- Over the Rapidan -- Orders for Meade -- Alternate Victory and Success in the Wilderness -- Scouting round the Enemy -- A Good Samaritan -- Down the Road to Spottsylvania -- Destructive Sharp-shooting -- Sedgwick's Death -- Upton's Assault -- Hancock's Assault -- The Bloodiest Fight of the War -- A Woodland Fortress -- "How long, O Lord, how long!" -- A Cure for the Goitre -- The Battle of Massaponax Church -- General Mackenzie -- Dr. Fiske -- Carbine Fire -- In the Lines at Cold Harbor -- Photographed in Action -- Useless Assaults -- A Flag of Truce at Midnight -- Naval Hospitalities -- Mr. Lincoln -- Mahone flanks us -- Back to Washington -- Early on the War Path -- The President under Fire -- Ragged and Footsore Veterans meet -- Honors divided, but Washington saved -- Return to the Regiment -- The Snow Bivouac -- Sheridan takes Command -- Narrow Escapes -- Muster out of the 7th Maine -- The First Maine Veterans -- Lose Sheridan's Ride -- Perils of the Valley -- A Brigade by Inversion -- A Land of Milk and Honey -- Box Cars with Fireplaces -- Our Dutch Gap Canal -- A Star Chamber -- Picket Attacks -- Gordon's Attack at Hare's Hill -- We attack in our Front -- Under the Fire of Thirty Cannon -- Our Vandalism -- The Wedge Assault -- A Camp Fire guides to Victory -- The Lines pierced -- Death of A.P. Hill -- Veterans take Colors, while Substitutes run -- Attack on Lee's Headquarters -- General Lee heads our Opponents -- Taking a Battery -- The Spires of Petersburg -- Penrose wounded -- Moses Owen -- Pushing on after Lee -- Under Sheridan's Eye at Sailor's Creek -- The Surrender at last -- Wild Rejoicing -- Refused a Sight of the Rebel Army -- Lincoln's Assassination -- Occupy Danville -- Army Journalism -- The Grand Review -- Home at last.
1570036063 (pbk : alk. paper)
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  • SCSB-12890711
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