Annals of the United States Christian Commission, Volume 3

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J.B. Lippincott, 1868 - United States - 752 pages
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Page 7 - And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
Page 258 - In the cross of Christ I glory, Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; All the light of sacred story Gathers round its head sublime.
Page 280 - We are living, we are dwelling, In a grand and awful time, In an age on ages telling, To be living is sublime.
Page 60 - I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution and the laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, the militia of the several States of the Union to the aggregate number of 75,000, in order to suppress said combinations and to cause the laws to be duly executed.
Page 48 - Any wounded man entertained and taken care of in a house shall be considered as a protection thereto. Any inhabitant who shall have entertained wounded men in his house shall be exempted from the quartering of troops, as well as from a part of the contributions of war which may be imposed.
Page 135 - The policy of emancipation, and of employing black soldiers, gave to the future a new aspect, about which hope and fear and doubt contended in uncertain conflict.
Page 37 - We had, during the last six months of the war, a mortality among our sick not much more than among our healthy Guards at home ; and a mortality among our troops, in the last five months, two-thirds only of what it is among our troops at home.
Page 30 - The army ought not to regret its sacrifices or its sufferings, when they meet with so flattering a reward, as in the sympathy of your sex ; nor can it fear that its interests will be neglected, when espoused by advocates as powerful as they are amiable.
Page 37 - ... neglects, having been brought into the highest state of health and efficiency. It is the whole experiment on a colossal scale. In all other examples the last step has been wanting to complete the solution of the problem. We had in the first seven months of the Crimean campaign a mortality among the troops...
Page 30 - We will supply them," was the noble reply of the ladies ; and the gayety of the ball-room was exchanged for the sober but earnest services of the needle. They assembled the next day in great numbers to make up clothing for the soldiers, of materials furnished by fathers and husbands.' One gentleman, out of his limited means, gave La Fayette five hundred dollars to aid him 1 Purviance's Narrative, pages 12—13.

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