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

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

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Description
xxxvii, 280 p., [13] leaves of plates : ill.; 18 cm.
Series Statement
American civil war classics
Uniform Title
American Civil War classics.
Alternative Title
Memories of the Sixth Army Corps
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Biography
  • History.
  • Personal narratives.
Note
  • "First edition published by Houghton Mifflin, 1894."
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxiv-xxxvii) and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
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.
ISBN
1570036063 (pbk : alk. paper)
LCCN
^^2005013312
OCLC
60402105
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library