Ten Years in the Ranks, U. S. Army

Ten Years in the Ranks U S Army There were but few passengers besides myself a woman a civilian or two and a few soldiers returning from pass or less hilarious After a struggle with the swift currents of the East River and consid

  • Title: Ten Years in the Ranks, U. S. Army
  • Author: Augustus Meyers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • There were but few passengers besides myself, a woman, a civilian or two and a few soldiers returning from pass, or less hilarious After a struggle with the swift currents of the East River and considerable pitching and tossing, we landed at the Island dock near the Guard House, where I was taken in charge by a corporal of the guard who conducted me to the South BaThere were but few passengers besides myself, a woman, a civilian or two and a few soldiers returning from pass, or less hilarious After a struggle with the swift currents of the East River and considerable pitching and tossing, we landed at the Island dock near the Guard House, where I was taken in charge by a corporal of the guard who conducted me to the South Battery on the east side of the Island opposite Brooklyn, where the boys learning music were in quarters We reported to Sergeant Hanke, who was in charge of all the non commissioned officers and music boys in that battery Sergeant Hanke, after looking me over, asked whether I desired to learn to be a drummer or a fifer When I expressed a preference for the former, he made some remarks about my slim and very youthful appearance, and advised me to think it over for a day or two He called for Corporal Butler, who conducted me to Room No 1 on the ground floor, to the south of the sally port, of which he had charge.

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