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Stand By The Union   By: (1822-1897)

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THE BLUE AND THE GRAY AFLOAT

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TAKEN BY THE ENEMY WITHIN THE ENEMY'S LINES ON THE BLOCKADE STAND BY THE UNION FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT A VICTORIOUS UNION

THE BLUE AND THE GRAY ON LAND

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BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER IN THE SADDLE A LIEUTENANT AT EIGHTEEN ON THE STAFF (Other volumes in preparation)

Any Volume Sold Separately. Lee and Shepard Publishers Boston

[Illustration: Mr. Galvinne is Subdued. Page 166.]

The

BLUE AND THE GRAY

Series

[Illustration]

By Oliver Optic

STAND by the UNION

The Blue and the Gray Series

STAND BY THE UNION

by OLIVER OPTIC

Author of "The Army and Navy Series" "Young America Abroad" "The Great Western Series" "The Woodville Stories" "The Starry Flag Series" "The Boat Club Series" "The Onward and Upward Series" "The Yacht Club Series" "The Lake Shore Series" "The Riverdale Stories" "The Boat Builder Series" "Taken by the Enemy" "Within the Enemy's Lines" "On the Blockade" etc.

BOSTON 1896 LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS 10 Milk Street Next "The Old South Meeting House."

Copyright, 1891, by Lee and Shepard All rights reserved.

Stand by the Union.

To My Two Young Friends,

MISS HELEN CAMPBELL SMITH and MISS ANNA ROCKWELL SMITH,

The Daughters Of My Friend Mr. George A. Smith Of Boston,

This Volume Is Affectionately Dedicated.

PREFACE

"STAND BY THE UNION" is the fourth of "The Blue and Gray Series." As in the preceding volumes of the series, the incidents of the story are located in the midst of the war of the Rebellion, now dating back nearly thirty years, or before any of my younger readers were born. To those who lived two days in one through that eventful and anxious period, sometimes trembling for the fate of the nation, but always sustained by the faith and the hope through which the final victory was won, it seems hardly possible that so many years have flowed into the vast ocean of the past since that terrible conflict was raging over so large a portion of our now united country.

Though it is said that the South "robbed the cradle and the grave" to recruit the armies of the Confederacy, it is as true that young and old in the North went forth in their zeal to "Stand by the Union," and that many and many a young soldier and sailor who had not yet seen twenty summers endured the hardships of the camp and the march, the broiling suns, and the wasting maladies of semi tropical seas, fought bravely and nobly for the unity of the land they loved, and that thousands of them sleep their last sleep in unmarked graves on the sea and the land. The writer can remember whole companies, of which nearly half of the number could be classed as mere boys. These boys of eighteen to twenty, who survived the rain of bullets, shot, and shell, and the hardly less fatal assaults of disease, are the middle aged men of to day, and every one of them has a thrilling story to tell. The boys of to day read with interest the narratives of the boys of thirty years ago, and listen with their blood deeply stirred to the recital of the veteran of forty five years, or even younger, who brought back to his home only one arm or one leg.

In his youth the author used to listen to the stories of several aged Revolutionary pensioners, one of whom had slept in the snows of Valley Forge, another who had been confined on board of the Jersey prison ship, and a third who had been with Washington at the surrender of Cornwallis... Continue reading book >>




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