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Capturing a Locomotive A History of Secret Service in the Late War.   By: (1840-1904)

Capturing a Locomotive A History of Secret Service in the Late War. by William Pittenger

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CAPTURING A LOCOMOTIVE

[Illustration: A RAILROAD CHASE. Frontispiece. ]

CAPTURING A LOCOMOTIVE:

A HISTORY OF SECRET SERVICE IN THE LATE WAR.

BY REV. WILLIAM PITTENGER.

"Storm'd at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well; Into the jaws of death, Into the mouth of hell, Rode the six hundred.

"They that had fought so well Came through the jaws of death Back from the mouth of hell, All that was left of them Left of six hundred." TENNYSON'S Charge of the Light Brigade .

WASHINGTON: THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE. 1885.

Copyright, 1881, by REV. WILLIAM PITTENGER.

TO THE SURVIVING COMRADES OF THE CHATTANOOGA RAILROAD EXPEDITION, AND TO THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO PERISHED IN THE SAME ADVENTURE,

=This Record of their Daring and Suffering=

IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

NAMES OF THE ADVENTURERS.

EXECUTED.

J. J. ANDREWS, Leader Citizen of Kentucky. WILLIAM CAMPBELL Citizen of Kentucky. GEORGE D. WILSON Co. B, Second Reg't Ohio Vols. MARION A. ROSS Co. A, Second Reg't Ohio Vols. PERRY G. SHADRACK Co. K, Second Reg't Ohio Vols. SAMUEL SLAVENS Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. SAMUEL ROBINSON Co. G, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. JOHN SCOTT Co. K, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols.

ESCAPED IN OCTOBER.

W. W. BROWN[1] ( Engineer ) Co. F, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. WILLIAM KNIGHT[2] Co. E, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. J. R. PORTER[3] Co. C, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. MARK WOOD[4] Co. C, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. J. A. WILSON[5] Co. C, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. M. J. HAWKINS[6] Co. A, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. JOHN WOLLAM[7] Co. C, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. D. A. DORSEY[8] Co. H, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols.

EXCHANGED IN MARCH.

JACOB PARROT[9] Co. K, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. ROBERT BUFFUM[10] Co. H, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. WILLIAM BENSINGER[11] Co. G, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. WILLIAM REDDICK[12] Co. B, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. E. H. MASON[13] Co. K, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. WILLIAM PITTENGER[14] Co. G, Second Reg't Ohio Vols.

RESIDENCES IN 1881.

[1] Perrysburg, Ohio. [2] Minnesota. [3] Carlisle, Arkansas. [4] Dead. [5] Hoskins, Wood County, Ohio. [6] Topeka, Kansas. [7] Unknown. [8] Jefferson, Wisconsin. [9] Kenton, Ohio. [10] Dead. [11] McCombs, Hancock County, Ohio. [12] Unknown. [13] Unknown. [14] Woodbury, N. J. A member of the New Jersey Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

PREFACE.

War has a secret as well as a public story. Marches and battles are open to the popular gaze; but enterprises of another class are in their very nature secret, and these are scarcely less important and often much more interesting than the former. The work of spies and scouts, the enterprises that reach beyond the lines of an army for the purpose of surprise, the councils of officers, the intrigues by means of which great results often flow from apparently insignificant causes, and all the experiences of hospitals and prisons, these usually fill but a small place on the historian's page, though they are often of romantic interest, and not unfrequently decide the course and fate of armies. The enterprise described in these pages possesses all the unity of a drama, from the first plunge of the actors into the heart of the enemy's country, through all their adventures and changing fortunes, until the few survivors stood once more under the old flag! No single story of the war combines so many of the hidden, underground elements of the contest against rebellion as this... Continue reading book >>




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