Dedication Services at the Unveiling of the Bronze Statute of Maj.-Gen. G. K. Warren: At Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pa., August 8, 1888

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Press of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Book Print. Department, 1888 - 93 oldal
 

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9. oldal - My native country! thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills; My heart with rapture thrills, .Like that above.
9. oldal - Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom's song! Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong! 4 Our fathers...
5. oldal - And never may they rest unsung, While liberty can find a tongue. Twine, Gratitude, a wreath for them, More deathless than the diadem, Who to life's noblest end, Gave up life's noblest powers, And bade the legacy descend, Down, down to us and ours.
38. oldal - July 1, 1850, standing second in a class of forty-four members. He was at once assigned to the Corps of Topographical Engineers, in the grade of Brevet .Second Lieutenant, The first duty which devolves upon a young officer often exerts an enduring influence upon his professional character; and Lieutenant Warren was fortunate in the experience which he gained as assistant to Captain (now General) Humphreys upon the investigations and surveys of the Mississippi delta.
93. oldal - I do 92 i not feel it much in my own person, but I sympathize so much with the suffering around me that it seems at times I can hardly endure it." He is now peacefully at rest beyond the reach of praise or censure ; but his memory is a sacred legacy to West Point and to the Army of the Potomac. There is no nobler name upon either roll.
84. oldal - Hooker, who had just assumed command of the Army of the Potomac. The two Corps of Engineers were consolidated by Act of Congress approved March 3, 1863; and on June 8, General Warren was appointed Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac, acting in that capacity until August 12. During the six months in which he thus served on the staff, his papers prove that he discharged highly responsible duties. In the Chancellorsville campaign he took a gallant part in the action of Orange Pike, the storming...
78. oldal - His scientific record will find a place in the memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, of which he was long a member. It is peculiarly for us, sons of a common alma mater, to cherish the memory of his soldierly achievements, which have reflected honor upon ourselves and upon our profession. GOUVERNEUR KEMBLE WARREN was born on January 8, 1830, at the village of Cold Spring, within hearing of the morning and evening gun at West Point. He was the fourth in a family of twelve children — eight...
82. oldal - Lieutenant named Warren was marvellously successful with the Fifth New York Regiment, of which he was the Colonel. That regiment served as Engineers and Artillery in the siege of Yorktown ; and having again become Infantry conducted itself as the most veteran troops at the battles of the Cliirkahominy, where it lost half its force.
84. oldal - Hill, where an offensive movement on our part was in contemplation, he was drawn to the left by Longstreet's furious attack. At the moment when Hood, having outflanked Sickles' Corps, was thrusting forward his right, Warren had fortunately reached the bold and rocky spur called Little Round Top — the key to the whole Union position. It was entirely undefended, although occupied as a signal station. Appreciating the vital importance of the Confederate movement, Warren ordered the signal men, who...
85. oldal - August n he was assigned to the temporary command of the Second Corps. He had thus in two years, without influence other than the recommendations of his commanding officers, fairly fought his way from the command of a regiment to that of an army corps. His first important service in this grade occurred in Lee's flank march upon Centreville, in October, 1863. On the night of the I3th, when the Confederate army reached Warrenton, the Second Corps, forming the rear guard of the Army of the Potomac,...

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