A Glimpse of Andersonville: And Other Writings

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Loring & Axtell, 1896 - United States - 90 pages
 

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Page 75 - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.
Page 75 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 82 - O, stranger! tell it at Lacedaemon that we died here in obedience to her laws.
Page 86 - ... aided in founding the Union Temporary Home for Children in Philadelphia, and she aided potently in establishing the women's branch of the Sanitary Commission. She also created and organized the Special Relief Committee which took such an active part in the hospital work during the Civil War, knowing no difference between the soldiers of the North and the soldiers of the South in its objects of aid, laying aside all feeling of sectional animosity and administering, with the hands of christian...
Page 47 - Blackshear has always seemed like an oasis in the memory of those perilous times. Here we were far removed from all apparent danger and the guards were more humane.
Page 86 - They staked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor upon the issue, and the bayonet alone convinced them they were wrong.

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