Download PDF by : A WOMAN'S WAR RECORD 1861 - 1865. [1889]

i've got no hesitation in calling what i'm approximately to jot down a "war record," for my lifestyles was once "twice in jeopardy," as could be obvious afterward, and that i served faithfully as a volunteer, notwithstanding with out repayment, through the whole warfare of the uprising. it truly is actual i used to be no longer within the ranks, yet i used to be on the entrance, and maybe had a extra non-stop adventure of military lifestyles in the course of these 4 extraordinarily eventful years than the other girl of the North. Born in Charleston, S. C., my sympathies have been obviously with the South, yet on December nine, 1861, I turned a Union lady through marrying a Northern soldier in Philadelphia. The romance which ended in this desertion to the enemy might might be curiosity the reader, but i don't suggest to inform it; for i'm convinced definite the very sensible existence which it enabled me to event for 3 winters in camp at military headquarters will curiosity him extra. My first commander used to be Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, to whom I pronounced on December eleven, 1861, at Frederick, Md., the place my bridegroom was once then a captain of an self reliant corporation, which he named and built as "Zouaves d'Afrique." the military being in wintry weather quarters, a normal disposition prevailed between officials and males to make the season go merrily. notwithstanding the struggle had via this time assumed severe proportions and the conflict of Bull Run have been fought, but there have been many that nonetheless believed that the counsels of peace and forbearance might succeed and that the clash will be of brief length; and this I be mindful used to be the day-by-day topic of debate. Frederick had develop into a garrisoned city, each teach bringing troops and offers; military wagons and their 4- mule groups had ownership of the streets, whereas the sidewalks and store home windows have been monopolized by means of the volunteer officials of their vibrant buttons and gold lace, who approved themselves to be disturbed simply via the looks of a beautiful face, or by means of the regular tread of the patrol with their white gloves and polished rifles. My residences in Frederick consisted of 2 very modest third-story rooms, moderately provided, with using a kitchen, at an inexpensive lease, for we neither folks had any funds; but we indulged within the luxurious of the easiest prepare dinner within the military, no except Nunzio Finelli (one of our zouaves), who was once afterwards the steward of the Union League of Philadelphia, and a well known restaurateur within the comparable urban. Finelli was once then a truly younger guy, with a face as good-looking because the recognized "Neapolitan boy" within the photo, and a voice as candy and sympathetic as Brignoli's. A such a lot obliging disposition and a passion for operatic song made him accordingly an excellent acquisition to our little loved ones, - and lots of an omelette souffle used to be first overwhelmed into snowflakes, whereas the dulcet and plaintive notes of "Ah che l. a. morte" or "Spirito gentil," achieving the road, detained the spellbound passers- through; and infrequently whilst his good friend and compatriot, Constantino Calarisi (another zouave), joined him within the kitchen, we have been handled to a duet which even Patti may have applauded, for they have been either veryremarkable singers. bad Finell! a couple of months later a bullet on the conflict of Cedar Mountain extraordinarily disfigured him, and while I subsequent observed him the form of his injured nostril jogged my memory of the population of the Ghetto.

Show description

Read or Download A WOMAN'S WAR RECORD 1861 - 1865. [1889] PDF

Similar women books

Download e-book for kindle: Croak by Jenny Sampirisi

Croak is a frog-and-girl opera in 3 components, performed out like a YouTube mashup of mid-century cartoons set to a latest pop tune. It parades, mutilates, and reacquaints Kermit the Frog with woman 00010111, Michigan J with Aristophanes, and biblical plagues with caged canaries in a vaudevillian play of time, tradition, gender, and narrative.

New PDF release: Nothing Good Can Come from This: Essays

Kristi Coulter encouraged and incensed the net whilst she wrote approximately what occurred whilst she stopped ingesting. not anything strong Can Come from this can be her debut--a frank, humorous, and feminist essay assortment through a keen-eyed observer not numbed into complacency. whilst Kristi stopped ingesting, she all started noticing issues.

A Confederate Girl's Diary (Expanded, Annotated) - download pdf or read online

Attractive, significant, opinionated, and extremely witty, 21-year-old Sarah Morgan begun a diary in 1862 to chronicle the results of struggle upon her friends and family. in the course of the diary, you spot a tender, self-aware girl either interested and appalled by means of what she observed in the course of 4 years of the yankee Civil conflict within the south.

Download e-book for iPad: The Subjection of Women by

This can be a copy of a vintage textual content optimised for kindle units. we've got endeavoured to create this model as on the subject of the unique artefact as attainable. even if sometimes there is convinced imperfections with those outdated texts, we think they should be made on hand for destiny generations to get pleasure from.

Additional info for A WOMAN'S WAR RECORD 1861 - 1865. [1889]

Example text

Download PDF sample

A WOMAN'S WAR RECORD 1861 - 1865. [1889]

by Anthony

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 46 votes