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Si Klegg, Book 4 Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign   By: (1846-1929)

Si Klegg, Book 4 Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign by John McElroy

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SI KLEGG

EXPERIENCES OF SI AND SHORTY ON THE GREAT TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN.

By John McElroy

Book Four

Published By

The National Tribune Co.,

Washington, D. C.

Second Edition

Copyright 1910

Contents:

CHAPTER I. THE TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN ON TO DUCK RIVER CHAPTER II. THE BALKY MULES CHAPTER III. THIRD DAY OF THE DELUGE CHAPTER IV. THE FOURTH DAY OF THE TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN CHAPTER V. AFLOAT ON A LOG CHAPTER VI. DISTRESSING ENEMIES CHAPTER VII. THE EXCITING ADVANCE TULLAHOMA CHAPTER VIII. THE GLORIOUS FOURTH INDEPENDENCE DAY FUN CHAPTER IX. A LITTLE EPISODE OVER LOVE LETTERS CHAPTER X. AFTER BRAGG AGAIN CHAPTER XI. THE MOUNTAIN FOLK CHAPTER XII. SI AND SHORTY IN LUCK CHAPTER XIII. MANY HAPPY EVENTS CHAPTER XIV. THE FRISKY YOUNGSTERS CHAPTER XV. KEYED UP FOR ACTION CHAPTER XVI. THE TERRIFIC STRUGGLE CHAPTER XVII. IN THE HOSPITAL CHAPTER XVIII. A DISTURBING MESSAGE CHAPTER XIX. TEDIOUS CONVALESCENCE CHAPTER XX. STEWED CHICKEN

PREFACE

"Si Klegg, of the 200th Ind., and Shorty, his Partner," were born years ago in the brain of John McElroy, Editor of THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE.

These sketches are the original ones published in THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE, revised and enlarged some what by the author. How true they are to nature every veteran can abundantly testify from his own service. Really, only the name of the regiment was invented. There is no doubt that there were several men of the name of Josiah Klegg in the Union Army, and who did valiant service for the Govern ment. They had experiences akin to, if not identical with, those narrated here, and substantially every man who faithfully and bravely carried a musket in defense of the best Government on earth had some times, if not often, experiences of which those of Si Klegg are a strong reminder.

THE PUBLISHERS.

THIS BOOK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

TO THE RANK AND FILE

OF THE GRANDEST ARMY EVER MUSTERED FOR WAR.

SI KLEGG

CHAPTER I. THE TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN ON TO DUCK RIVER

"ONLY 25 MILES TO SHELBYVILLE."

JUNE 23, 1863, ended the Army of the Cumberland's six months of wearisome inaction around Murfreesboro its half year of tiresome fort building, drilling, picketing and scouting.

Then its 60,000 eager, impatient men swept forward in combinations of masterful strategy, and in a brief, wonderfully brilliant campaign of nine days of drenching rain drove Bragg out of his strong fortifications in the rugged hills of Duck River, and compelled him to seek refuge in the fastnesses of the Cumberland Mountains, beyond the Tennessee River.

"Now," said Shorty, as they stood in line, waiting the order to move, "as Old Rosy has clearly waked up to business, I hope to gracious that Mr. Bragg will be found at home ready for callers. We've wasted six months waiting for him to get good and ready, and he certainly ought to be in trim to transact any little business we may have with him."

"I think you needn't trouble yourself about that, Shorty," said Capt. McGillicuddy. "All the news is that Bragg is down there in Shelbyville in force, and with blood in his eye. Somebody is going to be terribly whipped before the end of the week, and I'm pretty sure it won't be the Army of the Cumberland."

"Well, let's have it over and done with," said Si. "It's got to be fought out some time, and the sooner the better. I wish the whole thing could be fought to a finish to morrow. Then I'd know at once whether I'm to live through this war."

"I don't think you'll be kept long in suspense," replied Capt. McGillicuddy. "Shelbyville is only 25 miles away. We can't go forward many hours with out forcing a collision as to the right of way. If we can whip Bragg behind the works he has been building for the last six months, we'll settle the whole business for the Southern Confederacy in the West. Grant will take Vicksburg, and then we'll have peace... Continue reading book >>




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