By Richard Croker
Halfway via its moment 12 months the Civil struggle was once no towards solution. confused by means of politicians to carry an important victory in Southern territory earlier than the wintry weather set in, normal Ambrose Burnside, the newly appointed commander of the military of the Potomac, speedy complicated his troops into Virginia towards the town of Fredericksburg.It used to be a rash gamble, and a Union victory used to be absolutely depending on the section of surprise.It used to be a poor and bloody mistake . . . With a vibrant solid of characters that comes with President Lincoln, normal Lee, and Stonewall Jackson, in addition to universal infantrymen on either side, all in line with genuine individuals, Richard Croker's No higher braveness is a blazing narrative of 1 of the main notorious engagements of the Civil War—brilliantly re-creating the smoke, brutality, and amazing gallantry that used to be the conflict of Fredericksburg.
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All I want is a hot bath, some old Scotch, and a clean bed at the Willard Hotel, and I’m being told it’s time to move out. ” Woodbury thought Spaulding had fallen asleep standing. ” “Sir, we don’t have any horses! We don’t have any wagons. ” Woodbury felt sick. The absolute last thing he wanted to do was march himself into Halleck’s ofﬁce and inform him 26 RICHARD CROKER of yet another delay, but that was exactly what he was going to have to do. “Very well, Major. Place your pontoons in depot, get some goddamned horses, and report back here tomorrow.
Miss Beale, Miss Beale! ” Sally was terriﬁed. Her dirty-faced toddler cried louder than the cannons and wiggled almost violently to get free— to get away—to get down so he could run. ” “I’m not being silly, Miss Beale! I saw some of ’em myself. ” Jane couldn’t believe that things could have gone so badly so quickly and she just stood there waiting for some NO GREATER COURAGE 39 veriﬁcation before she would risk the lives of her boys to the crushing crowd. It didn’t take long. The father of one of her students guided his horse slowly up next to her veranda.
All that is holding her daddy back is William Henry Seward and Seward must go. Kate knew all of this when she sent out the invitations for tonight’s soiree and the room was ﬁlled with the powerful men of the so-called “radical” wing of the Republican Party. These are the men who have known all along that the war is about slavery and nothing more. All of the other issues, “Union,” “states’ rights,” and all of the other excuses, were nothing more than window dressings. When all of the nonsense is boiled away, it all comes down to the absolute and immediate abolishment of the vile institution.