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Daring and Suffering: A History of the Great Railroad Adventure   By: (1840-1904)

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[Illustration: Engraved by Samuel Sartain, Phil.^a

(Signed) Wm Pittenger]

DARING AND SUFFERING:

A HISTORY OF

THE GREAT RAILROAD ADVENTURE.

BY LIEUT. WILLIAM PITTENGER, ONE OF THE ADVENTURERS.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION, BY REV. ALEXANDER CLARK.

"The expedition, in the daring of its conception, had the wildness of a romance; while in the gigantic and overwhelming results it sought and was likely to accomplish, it was absolutely sublime." Official Report of Hon. Judge Holt to the Secretary of War.

"It was all the deepest laid scheme, and on the grandest scale, that ever emanated from the brains of any number of Yankees combined." Atlanta "Southern Confederacy" of April 15th, 1862.

PHILADELPHIA: J. W. DAUGHADAY, PUBLISHER, 1308 CHESTNUT STREET. 1863.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by

J. W. DAUGHADAY,

In the Office of the Clerk of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

TO

R. T. TRALL, M. D.,

EDITOR OF THE "HERALD OF HEALTH,"

AND

Leader of the Hygienic Reform,

THIS VOLUME IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

AS A TRIBUTE OF

ESTEEM AND GRATITUDE,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

NEW SOMERSET, Jefferson Co., O., October, 1863.

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, Co. F, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. WILLIAM KNIGHT, Co. E, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. J. R. PORTER, Co. C, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. MARK WOOD, Co. C, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. J. A. WILSON, Co. C, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. M. J. HAWKINS, Co. A, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. JOHN WOLLAM, Co. C, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. D. A. DORSEY, Co. H, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols.

EXCHANGED IN MARCH.

JACOB PARROTT, Co. K, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. ROBERT BUFFUM, Co. H, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. WILLIAM BENSINGER, Co. G, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. WILLIAM REDDICK, Co. B, Thirty third Reg't Ohio Vols. E. H. MASON, Co. K, Twenty first Reg't Ohio Vols. WILLIAM PITTENGER, Co. G, Second Reg't Ohio Vols.

PREFACE.

The following work is a narration of facts. My only desire is to give a clear and connected record of what will ever be regarded as a most remarkable episode in the history of the Great Rebellion.

The style of the book demands an apology. It was begun in sickness induced by the privations of rebel prisons, and completed amidst the fatigue and excitement of the most glorious campaign which has yet crowned our arms. Under these circumstances, there must be many faults of expression, which a generous reader will readily pardon.

To the many kind friends who sympathized with me during the weary interval when my fate was considered hopeless, as well as those who rejoiced with me on my return, I can only tender my most sincere thanks.

Myself and comrades are greatly indebted to the PRESIDENT and Secretary STANTON for their generous recognition of our services, and the munificent rewards bestowed upon us. To them, and to Judge HOLT, Major General HITCHCOCK, and JAMES C. WETMORE, Ohio State Military Agent, we take this opportunity of expressing our heartfelt obligations... Continue reading book >>




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