My Record in Rebeldom, as Written by Friend and Foe: Comprising the Official Chalges [!] and Evidence Before the Military Commission in Washington, Brig. Gen'l J. C. Caldwell, Pres't, Together with the Report and Finding of the Court. Printed for Private Circulation and Future Reference
W. E. Sibell, 1865 - 160 pages
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Page 72 - Ham. A bloody deed! almost as bad, good mother, As kill a king, and marry with his brother.
Page 94 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
Page 71 - Great men may jest with saints : 'tis wit in them ; But, in the less, foul profanation. Lucio. Thou'rt in the right, girl ; more o' that. Isab. That in the captain's but a choleric word Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.
Page 90 - Unmark'd; — see, from behind her secret stand, The sly informer minutes every fault, And her dread diary with horror fills.
Page 152 - It is a note. Of upstart greatness, to observe and watch For these poor trifles, which the noble mind Neglects and scorns. Lep.
Page 92 - There are two modes of establishing our reputation : to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues.— It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanie d by the latter.
Page 89 - In naked ugliness. He was a man Who stole the livery of the court of heaven To serve the evil one ; in virtue's guise Devoured the widow's house and orphan's bread ' In holy phrase transacted villanies That common sinners durst not meddle with.
Page 141 - ... of the prison camp on Belle Isle in June, 1862, to the 10th of February, 1865, more than twenty thousand prisoners had been at various times there received, and yet that the whole number of deaths during this time was only one hundred and sixty-four. And this is confirmed by the Federal Colonel Sanderson, who states that the average number of deaths per month on Belle Isle was "from two to five, more frequently the lesser number.
Page 141 - James M. Sanderson, whose letter is annexed to the deposition of Major Turner. He testifies to the full delivery of the clothing and supplies from the North, and to the humanity and kindness of the Confederate officers — specially mentioning Lieut.