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To The Front A Sequel to Cadet Days   By: (1844-1933)

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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation in the original document has been preserved. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected in this text. For a complete list, please see the end of this document.

[Illustration: [See p. 252] THE OPENING OF THE BATTLE AT WOUNDED KNEE]

TO THE FRONT

A SEQUEL TO CADET DAYS

BY GENERAL CHARLES KING

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS MCMVIII

Copyright, 1908, by HARPER & BROTHERS.

All rights reserved.

Published March, 1908.

TO THREE BOYS, CADETS YET TO BE TO "COPE" AND THE MAJOR

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

PRELUDE 1

I. FROM THE GRAY TO THE BLUE 11

II. THE FIRST CALL 30

III. AWAY TO THE WEST 39

IV. "I'M READY NOW" 49

V. FIRST NIGHT ON THE RANGE 61

VI. FIRST AID TO THE WOUNDED 76

VII. A BALKED ARREST 89

VIII. A RACE TO THE FORT 102

IX. BAD NEWS FROM THE MINES 114

X. FIRST SHOTS OF THE SUMMER 128

XI. A NIGHT ON GUARD 142

XII. THE MAN OF THE SIEGE 156

XIII. AWAY ON THE WARPATH 168

XIV. A SCOUT FOR THE SIOUX 180

XV. FIRST SIGHT OF THE FOE 198

XVI. PROOF POSITIVE OF GUILT 213

XVII. THE WAR DANCE AND THE CHARGE 224

XVIII. BATTLE AND VICTORY 239

ILLUSTRATIONS

THE OPENING OF THE BATTLE AT WOUNDED KNEE Frontispiece

CADETS AT DRILL, WEST POINT Facing p. 14

"BIG BEN WAS BUSY WITH HIS OIL CAN" " 84

"NOT A WHIFF OF THE DRAUGHT COULD BE WASTED" " 102

SILVER SHIELD " 128

"'STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HERD, MEN. CH A A A RGE!'" " 236

UNITED STATES CAVALRY IN WINTER RIG " 242

"UP WENT TWO LITTLE PUFFS OF EARTH" " 248

TO THE FRONT

TO THE FRONT

PRELUDE

It was graduation day at West Point, and there had been a remarkable scene at the morning ceremonies. In the presence of the Board of Visitors, the full uniformed officers of the academic and military staff, the august professors and their many assistants, scores of daintily dressed women and dozens of sober garbed civilians, the assembled Corps of Cadets, in their gray and white, had risen as one man and cheered to the echo a soldierly young fellow, their "first captain," as he received his diploma and then turned to rejoin them... Continue reading book >>




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