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A Victorious 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 (In Press) A LIEUTENANT AT EIGHTEEN (In Press) (Other volumes in preparation)

Any Volume Sold Separately. Lee and Shepard Publishers Boston

[Illustration: "Christy leaped upon the rail." Page 181.]

The

BLUE AND THE GRAY

Series

[Illustration]

By Oliver Optic

A VICTORIOUS UNION

The Blue and the Gray Series

A VICTORIOUS UNION

by OLIVER OPTIC

Author of "The Army And Navy Series" "Young America Abroad, First And Second Series" "The Great Western Series" "The Woodville Stories" "The Starry Flag Series" "The Boat Club Stories" "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" "Stand By the Union" "Fighting for the Right" "A Missing Million" "A Millionaire at Sixteen" "A Young Knight Errant" "Strange Sights Abroad" etc.

BOSTON

LEE AND SHEPARD Publishers 10 Milk Street

1894

Copyright, 1893, by Lee and Shepard All Rights Reserved

A Victorious Union

Type Setting and Electrotyping by C. J. Peters & Son, Boston S. J. Parkhill & Co., Printers, Boston

To My Friend

FRANK L. HARRIS

Who came from the cold of the Arctic regions, where he was a member of the Hayes expedition, and went into the heat of the War of the Rebellion, serving as a Naval officer until the end of the strife,

To whom I am greatly indebted for much valuable information relating to his profession,

This Book

Is Gratefully Dedicated.

PREFACE

"A VICTORIOUS UNION" is the sixth and last of "The Blue and the Gray Series." While the volume is not intended to be a connected historical narrative of the particular period of the War of the Rebellion in which its scenes are laid, the incidents accurately conform to the facts, and especially to the spirit, of the eventful years in which they are placed, as recorded in the chronicles of the great struggle, and as they exist in the memory of the writer. It is more than thirty years since the war began, and thousands upon thousands of the active participants in the strife as soldiers and sailors, including nearly all the great commanders, have passed on to their eternal reward. Thousands upon thousands of men and women have been born and reached their maturity since the most tremendous war of modern times ended in A Victorious Union. The knowledge of the stirring events of those four years of conflict, and of the patriotic spirit which inspired and underlaid them, has come, or will come, to at least one half the population of this vast nation of sixty five millions from the printed page or through the listening ear. The other moiety, more or less, either as children or adults, lived in the period of action, saw the gathering battalions, and heard or read the daily reports from the ensanguined battle fields.

In some of the States that remained loyal to the Union throughout the long struggle, a military parade had been regarded by many as something very much in the nature of a circus display, as "fuss and feathers," such as tickled the vanity of both officer and private... Continue reading book >>




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