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Title: An illustrated history of the Missouri Engineer and the 25th Infantry Regiments; together with a roster of both regiments and the last known address of all that could be obtained ..
Year: 1889 (1880s)
Authors: Neal, W. A. (William A.), ed
Subjects: Missouri Infantry. 25th Regiment, 1861-1864 Missouri Engineers. 1st Regiment, 1864-1865 Missouri Engineers — Bissel’s Regiment of the West, 1861-1864 United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories Missouri Engineers Bissell’s Regiment of the West United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories Missouri Infantry 135th United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories Missouri Engineers 1st
Publisher: Chicago, Donohue and Henneberry, printers
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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little more melonwould be effectual. THE SIXTY-NINE CALIBER. At Camp Ilasie, Flat Creek, every few days the men were putthrough the battalion drill and practiced firing at a target. Thearms were the old-fashioned United States flint-lock smooth-boremusket and Belgian musket, both altered to cap lock and rifled tosixty-nine calibre, and the recoil in firing was fearful. The men PROMOTIONS DURING DECEMBER, 1861. 23 had to clean, load and fire them off nearly every day. Jack Sanders,of Company E, declared he did not want his shoulder bruised into ajelly holding his musket, and said to his chum, Soper, of the samecompany: Let me fasten it to your back with your belt, and you geton your hands and knees and fire it off that way. All right, saysSoper, and proceeded to put it into action. The muzzle happenedto be close to Sopers ear, and when it went off nearly deafenedhim, and in the recoil the gun jumped back and sideways, justmissing Sanders shins and sending Soper sprawling over sideways.

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EXPERIMENT OF JACK SANDERS. The men were raw to the service; army life and food was something new, although plenty and wholesome. One day a new arrivalwent to Colonel Bissell and told him that he wanted something toeat; that he could not eat those wide-out things, meaning thehard army bread or crackers; those served out then were aboutsix inches square and a half inch thick, but with the Engineer Eegi-ment the name, Wide out was adopted in place of hard-tack. PROMOTIONS DURING DECEMBER, 18G1. December 20, 1861, Henry Flad was appointed Captain ofCompany B. 24 THE ENGINEER REGIMENT OF THE WEST. January 6, 1862, Lieutenant W. G. Patten was promoted Cap-tain of Company C. The sanle date M. Randolph was commissioned First Lieutenantof Company C, and Sergeant W. H. Connett Second Lieutenant. December 30 1861, Lieutenant Henion w^as promoted Captainof Company E. January 1, 1862, H. M. Sumner was appointed Second Lieu-tenant of Company A. January 15, 1862, H. E. Hudson was appointed Regiment

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