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The Long Roll   By: (1870-1936)

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By Mary Johnston

THE LONG ROLL. The first of two books dealing with the war between the States. With Illustrations in color by N. C. WYETH.

LEWIS RAND. With Illustrations in color by F. C. YOHN.

AUDREY. With Illustrations in color by F. C. YOHN.

PRISONERS OF HOPE. With Frontispiece.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD. With 8 Illustrations by HOWARD PYLE, E. B. THOMPSON, A. W. BETTS, and EMLEN MCCONNELL.

THE GODDESS OF REASON. A Drama.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY BOSTON AND NEW YORK

[Illustration: STONEWALL JACKSON]

THE LONG ROLL

BY MARY JOHNSTON

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

BY N. C. WYETH

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HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

BOSTON AND NEW YORK:

THE RIVERSIDE PRESS CAMBRIDGE

1911

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY MARY JOHNSTON

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Published May 1911

To the Memory of

JOHN WILLIAM JOHNSTON

MAJOR OF ARTILLERY, C. S. A.

AND OF

JOSEPH EGGLESTON JOHNSTON

GENERAL, C. S. A.

TO THE READER

To name the historians, biographers, memoir and narrative writers, diarists, and contributors of but a vivid page or two to the magazines of Historical Societies, to whom the writer of a story dealing with this period is indebted, would be to place below a very long list. In lieu of doing so, the author of this book will say here that many incidents which she has used were actual happenings, recorded by men and women writing of that through which they lived. She has changed the manner but not the substance, and she has used them because they were "true stories" and she wished that breath of life within the book. To all recorders of these things that verily happened, she here acknowledges her indebtedness and gives her thanks.

CONTENTS

I. THE BOTETOURT RESOLUTIONS

II. THE HILLTOP

III. THREE OAKS

IV. GREENWOOD

V. THUNDER RUN

VI. BY ASHBY'S GAP

VII. THE DOGS OF WAR

VIII. A CHRISTENING

IX. WINCHESTER

X. LIEUTENANT MCNEIL

XI. AS JOSEPH WAS A WALKING

XII. "THE BATH AND ROMNEY TRIP"

XIII. FOOL TOM JACKSON

XIV. THE IRON CLADS

XV. KERNSTOWN

XVI. RUDE'S HILL

XVII. CLEAVE AND JUDITH

XVIII. MCDOWELL

XIX. THE FLOWERING WOOD

XX. FRONT ROYAL

XXI. STEVEN DAGG

XXII. THE VALLEY PIKE

XXIII. MOTHER AND SON

XXIV. THE FOOT CAVALRY

XXV. ASHBY

XXVI. THE BRIDGE AT PORT REPUBLIC

XXVII. JUDITH AND STAFFORD

XXVIII. THE LONGEST WAY ROUND

XXIX. THE NINE MILE ROAD

XXX. AT THE PRESIDENT'S

XXXI. THE FIRST OF THE SEVEN DAYS

XXXII. GAINES'S MILL

XXXIII. THE HEEL OF ACHILLES

XXXIV. THE RAILROAD GUN

XXXV. WHITE OAK SWAMP

XXXVI. MALVERN HILL

XXXVII. A WOMAN

XXXVIII. CEDAR RUN

XXXIX. THE FIELD OF MANASSAS

XL. A GUNNER OF PELHAM'S

XLI. THE TOLLGATE

XLII. SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 191

XLIII. SHARPSBURG

XLIV. BY THE OPEQUON

XLV. THE LONE TREE HILL

XLVI. FREDERICKSBURG

XLVII. THE WILDERNESS

XLVIII. THE RIVER

ILLUSTRATIONS

STONEWALL JACKSON Frontispiece

THE LOVERS

THE BATTLE

THE VEDETTE

From drawings by N. C. Wyeth.

THE LONG ROLL

CHAPTER I

THE BOTETOURT RESOLUTIONS

On this wintry day, cold and sunny, the small town breathed hard in its excitement. It might have climbed rapidly from a lower land, so heightened now were its pulses, so light and rare the air it drank, so raised its mood, so wide, so very wide the opening prospect. Old red brick houses, old box planted gardens, old high, leafless trees, out it looked from its place between the mountain ranges. Its point of view, its position in space, had each its value whether a lesser value or a greater value than other points and positions only the Judge of all can determine. The little town tried to see clearly and to act rightly. If, in this time so troubled, so obscured by mounting clouds, so tossed by winds of passion and of prejudice, it felt the proudest assurance that it was doing both, at least that self infatuation was shared all around the compass.

The town was the county seat. Red brick and white pillars, set on rising ground and encircled by trees, the court house rose like a guidon, planted there by English stock... Continue reading book >>




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