By Elisha Hunt Rhodes, Robert Hunt Rhodes
Focused on the Union is the eloquent and relocating diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union military as a personal in 1861 and left it 4 years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after scuffling with difficult and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. somebody who heard those diaries excerpted at the PBS-TV sequence The Civil struggle will realize his debts of these campaigns, which stay awesome for his or her readability and element. so much of all, Rhodes's phrases show the incentive of a typical Yankee foot soldier, an in a different way usual younger guy who persevered the trials of strive against and onerous marches, brief rations, worry, and homesickness for a wage of $13 a month and the delight of giving "all for the union."
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The monks’ bones had been collected by the Exile Army, soon after the liberation of Thuxra City, and brought to Baushpar for interment. The Caryaxists had burned the monastery’s papers, and the monks’ names would never have been known had the soldiers not found, inscribed in still-legible red paint on the wall of a third-ﬂoor chamber, a message: Remember us, followed by sixty names. Gyalo had searched it out the previous evening and stood before it for some time. The Dreamers, repelled by the aura of death that hung around the building, had argued against camping there.
You’ve studied the accounts, you know all about the corruptions and the abuses . . but you cannot possibly know what it will be like to confront such things until you come face-to-face with them. It will be all the harder for you because of your own strong ability, and the possibility of temptation that holds for you. And yet it is precisely for this reason that I trust you above any Shaper I know. It’s because you see the danger in yourself, and know so clearly the ways in which you might fall, that you grasp so acutely the danger falling poses.
Travel suited him. The daily promise of new sights and experiences, the novelty of passing each night in a different place: He loved these things, and beside them the monotony of travel rations and unbroken days of riding and even the tiresome demands of the Dreamers seemed inconsequential. He had walked the crowded streets of Ninyâser, Arsace’s capital, with its brick-paved streets and graceful multistoried dwellings, so different from the low buildings of earthquake- The Bur ning Land 47 prone Chonggye or the massive granite structures that dominated Baushpar.
All for the Union: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes by Elisha Hunt Rhodes, Robert Hunt Rhodes