Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive
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Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

By Alfred Burnett
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  • Incidents of the War:
    • HUMOROUS, PATHETIC, AND DESCRIPTIVE.
    • ALF BURNETT,
    • SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR. BY ENOS B. REED.
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • Incidents of the War.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • Skeered! That Aint No Name for It.
      • Camp Fun in a Burlesque Letter to a Friend.
    • Skeered! That Aint No Name for It.
    • Camp Fun in a Burlesque Letter to a Friend.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • The Funeral.
    • The Funeral.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • General Rousseau's Report of the Battle.
    • General Rousseau's Report of the Battle.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • Scene I—Act 1—Enter Old Man.
      • The Dying Soldier.
      • A Joke on an "Egyptian" Regiment.
    • Scene I—Act 1—Enter Old Man.
    • The Dying Soldier.
    • A Joke on an "Egyptian" Regiment.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • Picket Talk.
    • Picket Talk.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • Wouldn't Go Round.
      • Major Boynton and the Chicken.
      • Reminiscence of Camp Life in Virginia, in 1861.
    • Wouldn't Go Round.
    • Major Boynton and the Chicken.
    • Reminiscence of Camp Life in Virginia, in 1861.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • Fun in the 123d Ohio.
      • A Thrilling Incident of the War.
    • Fun in the 123d Ohio.
    • A Thrilling Incident of the War.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • Our Hospitals.
      • No Hope.
      • A Short and Simple Story.
      • A Soldier's Pride.
      • The Last Letter.
      • Soldierly Sympathy.
      • The Ensign-Bearer. Written Expressly for Mr. Alf. Burnett, by Miss Cora M. Eager.
    • Our Hospitals.
    • No Hope.
    • A Short and Simple Story.
    • A Soldier's Pride.
    • The Last Letter.
    • Soldierly Sympathy.
    • The Ensign-Bearer. Written Expressly for Mr. Alf. Burnett, by Miss Cora M. Eager.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • Ball in Camp.
      • Anecdote of the 63d Ohio and Colonel Sprague.
      • The Soldier's Dream of Home.
      • The Wife's Reply. Dedicated to the Author of "The Soldier's Dream of Home."
    • Ball in Camp.
    • Anecdote of the 63d Ohio and Colonel Sprague.
    • The Soldier's Dream of Home.
    • The Wife's Reply. Dedicated to the Author of "The Soldier's Dream of Home."
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • The Atrocities of Slavery.
      • Beauties of the Peculiar Institution—A Few Well-substantiated Facts.
    • The Atrocities of Slavery.
    • Beauties of the Peculiar Institution—A Few Well-substantiated Facts.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • Women in Breeches.
      • Another Incident of the War.
      • Negro Sermon delivered at Triune, Tenn.
    • Women in Breeches.
    • Another Incident of the War.
    • Negro Sermon delivered at Triune, Tenn.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • Letter from Cheat Mountain.
      • The Women of the South.
      • Gilbert's Brigade.
    • Letter from Cheat Mountain.
    • The Women of the South.
    • Gilbert's Brigade.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • Confessions of a Fat Man—home-guard.
      • The Negro on the Fence.
      • A Camp Letter of Early Times.
      • Sweetharts Against War.
    • Confessions of a Fat Man—home-guard.
    • The Negro on the Fence.
    • A Camp Letter of Early Times.
    • Sweetharts Against War.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • The Winter campaign in Virginia.
      • Didn't Know of the Rebellion.
      • General William H. Lytle,
      • A Tribute To the Tenth Ohio.
      • Drilling.
      • A Black Nightingale's Song.
      • Our Hoosier Boys. Dedicated To The Brave Soldiers Of Indiana.
    • The Winter campaign in Virginia.
    • Didn't Know of the Rebellion.
    • General William H. Lytle,
    • A Tribute To the Tenth Ohio.
    • Drilling.
    • A Black Nightingale's Song.
    • Our Hoosier Boys. Dedicated To The Brave Soldiers Of Indiana.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • Old Stonnicker and Colonel Marrow, of 3d Ohio.
      • General Garnett and His Dogs.
      • Are You the Col-o-nel of this Post?
      • High Price of Beans in Camp—a Little Game of "Draw."
      • Profanity in the Army.
    • Old Stonnicker and Colonel Marrow, of 3d Ohio.
    • General Garnett and His Dogs.
    • Are You the Col-o-nel of this Post?
    • High Price of Beans in Camp—a Little Game of "Draw."
    • Profanity in the Army.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • Hard on the Sutler—spiritualism Tried.
      • A Specimen of Southern Poetry.
      • The Black Flag.
      • Singular.
      • The Modern Troubadour.
      • A Camp Song.
      • General Steadman Challenged by a Woman.
    • Hard on the Sutler—spiritualism Tried.
    • A Specimen of Southern Poetry.
    • The Black Flag.
    • Singular.
    • The Modern Troubadour.
    • A Camp Song.
    • General Steadman Challenged by a Woman.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • Going into Battle.
      • Letter To the Secesh.
      • General Garfield, Major-General Rosecrans's Chief of Staff.
      • General Lew Wallace.
      • The Siege of Cincinnati.
      • Parson Brownlow.
    • Going into Battle.
    • Letter To the Secesh.
    • General Garfield, Major-General Rosecrans's Chief of Staff.
    • General Lew Wallace.
    • The Siege of Cincinnati.
    • Parson Brownlow.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • An Episode of the War.
      • A Laughable Incident.
      • Old Mrs. Wiggles on Picket Duty.
      • General Manson.
      • God Bless the Soldier.
      • A Negro's Pedigree of Abraham Lincoln.
      • A Middle Tennessee Preacher.
      • A Laconic Speech.
    • An Episode of the War.
    • A Laughable Incident.
    • Old Mrs. Wiggles on Picket Duty.
    • General Manson.
    • God Bless the Soldier.
    • A Negro's Pedigree of Abraham Lincoln.
    • A Middle Tennessee Preacher.
    • A Laconic Speech.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • Impudence of the Rebels.
      • A Pathetic Appeal.
    • Impudence of the Rebels.
    • A Pathetic Appeal.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • Blowing Horns Unconstitutional.
      • The Difference.
    • Blowing Horns Unconstitutional.
    • The Difference.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • Reward for a Master—Turning the Tables.
      • Dan Boss and His Adventure.
      • Major Pic Russell
      • A Visit to the Outposts with Gen. Jeff C. Davis.
      • Rebel Witticisms.
      • Hight Igo, ye Eccentric Quarter-master.
      • Fling out to the Breeze, Boys! Dedicated to the Second Brigade, Second Division, M'cook's Corps. by W. A. Ogden.
    • Reward for a Master—Turning the Tables.
    • Dan Boss and His Adventure.
    • Major Pic Russell
    • A Visit to the Outposts with Gen. Jeff C. Davis.
    • Rebel Witticisms.
    • Hight Igo, ye Eccentric Quarter-master.
    • Fling out to the Breeze, Boys! Dedicated to the Second Brigade, Second Division, M'cook's Corps. by W. A. Ogden.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • To the Memory of Captain W. Y. Gholson.
      • Colonel Toland vs. Contraband Whisky.
    • To the Memory of Captain W. Y. Gholson.
    • Colonel Toland vs. Contraband Whisky.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • War and Romance.
      • Colonel Fred Jones.
      • Hanging in the Army.
      • General A. J. Smith vs. Rusty Guns.
    • War and Romance.
    • Colonel Fred Jones.
    • Hanging in the Army.
    • General A. J. Smith vs. Rusty Guns.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • A Trip into the Enemy's Country.
      • Colonel Moody and the 74th Ohio.
      • Colonel Moody on the Battle-field.
    • A Trip into the Enemy's Country.
    • Colonel Moody and the 74th Ohio.
    • Colonel Moody on the Battle-field.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • A Wedding in the Army,
      • Dishonest Female Reb.
      • To the Thirteenth Ohio. by Martha M. Thomas.
    • A Wedding in the Army,
    • Dishonest Female Reb.
    • To the Thirteenth Ohio. by Martha M. Thomas.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • The Oath. BY THOMAS BUCHANAN READ.
      • A Conservative Darkey's Opinion of Yankees.
      • Visit to the Graves of Ohio and Indiana Boys.
      • Nashville Convalescents—A Death in the Hospital.
      • Henry Lovie Captured.
    • The Oath. BY THOMAS BUCHANAN READ.
    • A Conservative Darkey's Opinion of Yankees.
    • Visit to the Graves of Ohio and Indiana Boys.
    • Nashville Convalescents—A Death in the Hospital.
    • Henry Lovie Captured.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • Picket Duty and its Dangers.
      • A Gallant Deed and a Chivalrous Return.
    • Picket Duty and its Dangers.
    • A Gallant Deed and a Chivalrous Return.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • An Incident at Holly Springs, Miss.—The Raid of Van Dorn.
      • Cincinnati Cotton-Dealers in Trouble.
      • Troubles of a Reporter.
    • An Incident at Holly Springs, Miss.—The Raid of Van Dorn.
    • Cincinnati Cotton-Dealers in Trouble.
    • Troubles of a Reporter.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • A Reporter's Idea of Mules.
      • Letters from Kentucky.
      • Chaplain Gaddis and the 2d Ohio.
      • Chaplain Gaddis Turns Fireman.
      • Gaddis and the Secesh Grass-Widow.
      • "Turchin's Got Your Mule."
    • A Reporter's Idea of Mules.
    • Letters from Kentucky.
    • Chaplain Gaddis and the 2d Ohio.
    • Chaplain Gaddis Turns Fireman.
    • Gaddis and the Secesh Grass-Widow.
    • "Turchin's Got Your Mule."
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • A Visit to the 1st East Tennessee Cavalry.
      • Old Stonnicker Drummed Out of Camp.
      • Now and Then. Written by Enos B. Reed,
    • A Visit to the 1st East Tennessee Cavalry.
    • Old Stonnicker Drummed Out of Camp.
    • Now and Then. Written by Enos B. Reed,
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • An Incident of the 5th O. V. I.
      • How to Avoid the Draft.
      • New Use of Blood-hounds.
      • Keep the Soldiers' Letters.
      • Proposition to Hang the Dutch Soldiers.
      • The Stolen Stars.
    • An Incident of the 5th O. V. I.
    • How to Avoid the Draft.
    • New Use of Blood-hounds.
    • Keep the Soldiers' Letters.
    • Proposition to Hang the Dutch Soldiers.
    • The Stolen Stars.
    • DEBATE
    • A Sermon from the Harp of a Thousand Strings.
    • THE END.
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