Breakfast Links: Week of February 20, 2017
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From up there, at least, our prediciment must have been plain: the enemy in control of the knoll before us, laying down a withering fire, while through thr woods to our left more troops moved in a stealthy file to flank us. As chaplain, I had no orders, and so placed myself where I believed I could do most good. I was in the rear, praying with the wounded, when the cry went up: Great God, they are upon us!- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"The colonel was on horseback, patrolling the hill on which Fort Albany was rising, where three weeks before there had been only trees and scrub and wild hogs, In this endeavor there was pride and disappointment both, but shouting about construction was not leading troops into battle. Nor could he even call this motley band of brigands troops. Men only, dignity an elusive thing when professors and drunkards both had answered Lincoln's call."