Woman's Work in the Civil War: A Record of Heroism, Patriotism and Patience (Google eBook)

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Zeigler, McCurdy & Company, 1867 - Dummies (Bookselling) - 779 pages
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Page 760 - It shivered the window, pane and sash; It rent the banner with seam and gash. Quick, as it fell, from the broken staff Dame Barbara snatched the silken scarf; She leaned far out on the window-sill, And shook it forth with a royal will. "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag,
Page 759 - UP from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn, The clustered spires of Frederick stand Green-walled by the hills of Maryland.
Page 569 - I'll go to Jesus, though my sin Hath like a mountain rose, I know His courts, I'll enter in Whatever may oppose.
Page 760 - Fair as a garden of the Lord To the eyes of the famished rebel horde, On that pleasant morn of the early fall, When Lee marched over the mountain-wall Over the mountains, winding down, Horse and foot, into Frederick town. Forty flags with their silver stars, Forty flags with their crimson bars, Flapped in the morning wind ; the sun Of noon looked down, and saw not one.
Page 760 - In her attic-window the staff she set, To show that one heart was loyal yet. Up the street came the rebel tread, Stonewall Jackson riding ahead ; Under his slouched hat left and right He glanced : the old flag met his sight. " Halt!" the dust-brown ranks stood fast; " Fire !
Page 325 - I LAY me down to sleep, With little thought or care Whether my waking find Me here, or THERE ! A bowing, burdened head, That only asks to rest, Unquestioning, upon A loving Breast. My good right hand forgets Its cunning now ; To march the weary march I know not how. I am not eager, bold, Nor strong, all that is past ; I am ready NOT TO DO At last, at last ! My half-day's work is done. And this is all my part, I give a patient God My patient heart ; And grasp His banner still, Though...
Page 760 - Over the mountains winding down, Horse and foot, into Frederick town. Forty flags with their silver stars, Forty flags with their crimson bars, Flapped in the morning wind : the sun Of noon looked down, and saw not one. Up rose old Barbara Frietchie then, Bowed with her fourscore years and ten ; Bravest of all in Frederick town, She took up the flag the men hauled down ; In her attic window the staff she set, To show that one heart was loyal yet. Up the street came the rebel tread, Stonewall Jackson...
Page 86 - ... miles around, everywhere eloquently pleading the needs of the blue-coated soldier boys in the hospitals, the eloquence everywhere acting as an open sesame to the granaries. Now they obtained a little from a rich man, and then a great deal from a poor man deeds of benevolence are half the time in an inverse ratio to the ability of the benefactors till they had accumulated nearly five hundred bushels of wheat. This they sent to market, obtained the highest market price for it, and forwarded...
Page 327 - So oft' start all who think they feel well enough ; anything better than the 'hospitals,' so called, for the first few days after a battle. Once the men have the surgeons' permission to go, they are off; and there may be an interval of a day, or two days, should any of them be too weak to reach the train in time, during which these poor fellows belong to no one, the hospital at one end, the railroad at the other, with far more than a chance of falling through between the two.
Page 86 - Commission of their bed and table linen, their husbands' shirts and drawers, their scanty supply of dried and canned fruits, till they had exhausted their ability to do more in this direction. Still they were not satisfied. So they cast about to see what could be done in another way. They were all the wives of small farmers, lately moved to the West...

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