A Narrative of the Campaign of the First Rhode Island Regiment (Classic Reprint)

Augustus Woodbury

Excerpt from A Narrative of the Campaign of the First Rhode Island Regiment When the first Of April, 1861, dawned upon the people Of the United States, it found them in a feverish and excited condition. Seven States had already declared themselves in dependent Of the Government of the Union, and had combined to form a provisional gov ernment. It-was very well understood, that four more were only waiting for a pretext to engage in the same revolutionary ac tion. The property Of the Government in localities favorable to the insurgents, had been seized and appropriated to the use Of the rebellious States. A president Of the United States had been inaugurated amid circumstances Of extraordinary peril and it was matter Of doubt in the minds Of many. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.