By William Pittenger
The complete kingdom was once excited, final spring, on the revelations made ahead of the President and the cupboard at Washington, by means of the survivors of basic Mitchel's mystery Railroad day trip, despatched into the guts of the Confederacy nearly a 12 months earlier than. Of the twenty-two bold adventurers who took their lives of their palms and penetrated the enemy's nation, 8 have been completed, and the others, after discomfort untold hardships, ultimately succeeded in recrossing the strains and attaining their regiments within the Union military. They every one obtained a medal of honor from the palms of the President. The narrative of the lengthy captivity, makes an attempt at break out, sufferings and sorrows, of those heroic squaddies, is instructed with a picture strength which straight away rivets the reader's consciousness. not anything within the background of our state is extra startling than this experience, not anything so heart-touching because the protracted trials and privations of the prisoned adventurers, as comparable by means of the pen of the proficient writer of this paintings. The e-book is illustrated by way of an outstanding metal portrait of the writer, and several other beautiful wooden engravings, and revealed within the optimum sort of typographical good looks.
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That coat, thus curtailed, I wore all through Dixie. I mention this incident, because it was what some would call a bad omen. 36 DARING AND SUFFERING; OR CHAPTER II. Midnight Consultation - Plans Developed - Money Distributed - Compagnons du Voyage - A Dismal Night - Sheltered from the Storm - Southern Unionist - Arrested by Federal Soldiers - Beyond the Lines - Panic Caused by Negroes - Method of Avoiding Suspicion - Continuous Rain - Behind Time - Hunting Human Beings with Bloodhounds - The Cumberland Mountains - Rain age.
In the social scale they are no higher than any slave, nor do they deserve to be, for their intelligence is less. The THE GREAT RAILROAD ADVENTURE. 45 term “sand-hiller,” or “clay-eater,” is a terrible one of reproach, and is applied unsparingly by the aristocrats. Of course, our entertainment here was composed of rather rude fare, but we ate the half-ground and half-baked corn bread, with the strong pork, and went on our way rejoicing. 46 DARING AND SUFFERING; OR CHAPTER III. Crossing the Mountains - Playing Hypocrite - Legend of Battle - Creek Valley - Lodged with a Secessionist Strategy - A Welcome but Fatal Delay - Exaggerated Accounts of Shiloh - Prevented from Crossing the Tennessee - In the Mountains Again - Amusing Rebel Story - To the River Again - Perilous Crossing - Success Chattanooga - On the Cars - Night - Arrive at Marietta.
These were my companions. The rain had begun to fall slightly as we walked out the railroad, on our route, and soon it increased to torrents. The night was pitchy dark, and we stumbled along, falling into gutters here, and nearly sticking in the mud there, THE GREAT RAILROAD ADVENTURE 39 until midnight, when we resolved to seek shelter from the storm. For a long time we could find no indication of a house, until, at last, the barking of a dog gave us a clue. After some dispute as to which side of the road it was on, we struck off over a field.
Daring and Suffering: A History of the Great Railroad Adventure by William Pittenger