Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals: As Seen from the Ranks during a Campaign in the Army of the Potomac. By a Citizen-soldier.

Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals: As Seen from the Ranks during a Campaign in the Army of the Potomac. By a Citizen-soldier.

by William H. Armstrong
     
 

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CONTENTS.(abridged list)
CHAPTER I.
The Advent of our General of Division — Camp near Frederick City, Maryland — The Old Revolutionary Barracks at Frederick — An Irish Corporal's Recollections of the First Regiment of Volunteers from Pennsylvania — Punishment… See more details below

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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents

CONTENTS.(abridged list)
CHAPTER I.
The Advent of our General of Division — Camp near Frederick City, Maryland — The Old Revolutionary Barracks at Frederick — An Irish Corporal's Recollections of the First Regiment of Volunteers from Pennsylvania — Punishment in the Old First,
CHAPTER II.
The Treason at Harper's Ferry — Rebel Occupation of Frederick — Patriotism of the Ladies of Frederick — A Rebel Guard nonplussed by a Lady — The Approach to Antietam — Our Brigadier cuts Red-Tape — The Blunder of the day after Antietam — The Little Irish Corporal's idea of Strategy
CHAPTER III.
The March to the River — Our Citizen Soldiery — Popularity of Commanders, how Lost and how Won — The Rebel Dead — How the Rebels repay Courtesy
CHAPTER IV.
A Regimental Baker — Hot Pies — Position of the Baker in line of Battle — Troubles of the Baker — A Western Virginia Captain on a Whiskey Scent — The Baker's Story — How to obtain Political Influence — Dancing Attendance at Washington — What Simon says — Confiscation of Whiskey
CHAPTER V.
The Scene at the Surgeon's Quarters — Our Little Dutch Doctor — Incidents of his Practice — His Messmate the Chaplain — The Western Virginia Captain's account of a Western Virginia Chaplain — His Solitary Oath — How he Preached, how he Prayed, and how he Bush-whacked — His Revenge of Snowden's Death — How the little Dutch Doctor applied the Captain's Story
CHAPTER VI.
A Day at Division Head-Quarters — The Judge Advocate — The tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee of Red-Tape as understood by Pigeon-hole Generals — Red Tape Reveries — French Authorities on Pigeon-hole Investigations — An Obstreperous Court and Pigeon-hole Strictures — Disgusting Head-Quarter Profanity
CHAPTER VII.
A Picket-Station on the Upper Potomac — Fitz John's Rail Order — Rails for Corps Head-Quarters versus Rails for Hospitals — The Western Virginia Captain — Old Rosy, and How to Silence Secesh Women — The Old Woman's Fixin's — The Captain's Orderly
CHAPTER VIII.
The Reconnoissance — Shepherdstown — Punch and Patriotism — Private Tom on West Point and Southern Sympathy — The Little Irish Corporal on John Mitchell — A Skirmish — Hurried Dismounting of the Dutch Doctor and Chaplain — Battle of Falling Waters not intended — Story of the Little Irish Corporal — Patterson's Folly, or Treason
CHAPTER IX.
Reconnoissance concluded — What we Saw and What we didn't See, and what the Good Public Read — Pigeon-hole Generalship and the Press — The Preacher Lieutenant and how he Recruited — Comparative Merits of Black Union Men and White Rebels — A Ground Blast, and its effect upon a Pigeon-hole General — Staff Officers Striking a Snag in the Western Virginia Captain — Why the People have a right to expect Active Army Movements — Red Tape and the Sick List — Pigeon-holing at Division Head-quarters
CHAPTER X.
Departure from Sharpsburg Camp — The Old Woman of Sandy Hook — Harper's Ferry — South sewing Dragon's Teeth by shedding Old John's Blood — The Dutch Doctor and the Boar — Beauties of Tobacco — Camp Life on the Character — Patrick, Brother to the Little Corporal — General Patterson no Irishman — Guarding a Potato Patch in Dixie — The Preacher Lieutenant on Emancipation — Inspection and the Exhorting Colonel — The Scotch Tailor on Military Matters
CHAPTER XI.
Snicker's Gap — Private Harry on the "Anaconda" — Not inclined to turn Boot-Black-"Oh! why did you go for a Soldier?" — The ex-News-Boy — Pigeon-hole Generalship on the March — The Valley of the Shenandoah — A Flesh Carnival — The Dutch Doctor on a Horse-dicker — An Old Rebel, and how he parted with his Apple-Brandy — Toasting the "Union" — Spruce Retreats
CHAPTER XII.
The March to Warrenton — Secesh Sympathy and Quarter-Master's Receipts — Middle-Borough — The Venerable Uncle Ned and his Story of the Captain of the Tigers — The Adjutant on Strategy — Red Tapism and Mac-Napoleonism — Movement Stopped — Division Head-Quarters out of Whiskey — Stragglers and Marauders — A Summary Proceeding — Persimmons and Picket-Duty — A Rebellious Pig — McClellanism
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CHAPTER XXI.
The Pigeon-hole General and his Adjutant, under Charges

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ISBN-13:
2940013185586
Publisher:
PastIsProlog
Publication date:
08/09/2011
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