Note: Many of my clients are scholars and researchers seeking specific information related to their field of interest. For their convenience I include the following details directly from this book. Places and Historical Subject Matter Discussed/Illustrated in this Book (See Full Contents Below): Civil War Rebellion Memoir Army Nurse Nursing Women Heroines Home Work Relief Societies Mary Livermore Volunteer Sanitary Fair Commission Military Hospital Camp Soldiers Aid Society Slavery Battlefield Battle Fort Donelson Vicksburg Antietam Gettysburg Appomattox Illustrated Flag Union Confederate Fort Sumter Abraham Lincoln Troops North South Bull Run Madame Turchin Annie Etheridge Georgianna Peterman Wisconsin Drummer Girl General McClellan Grant Anna Ella Carroll Fort Henry Camp Douglas Mother Bickerdyke Battle of Shiloh Washington D.
Dorothea Dix Camp Misery Contraband Slaves Negro Mississippi River Dreary River Millikens Bend Wisconsin Regimental Hospital Vicksburg Youngs Point Cairo Shermans March to the Sea Savannah Chickahominy Chickamauga Andersonville. THE CIVIL WAR STORY AMERICA WAITED TWENTY YEARS TO HEAR. MY STORY OF THE WAR: A Womans Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience As Nurse in the Union Army, and in Relief Work at Home, In Hospitals, Camps, and at the Front, During the War of the Rebellion.
With Anecdotes, Pathetic Incidents and Thrilling Reminiscences Portraying the Lights and Shadows of Hospital Life and The Sanitary Service of the War. Published in 1893 by A. Worthington and Company, Hartford, Conn. 9 x 6 hardcover with gilt titles on spine.Superbly illustrated with steel engravings and color plates. Attractive exterior as shown in photos; small hole in cloth at front spine edge.
Binding is firm, inner hinges strong. Text is clean and complete, minor foxing. No torn, loose or missing pages.Nice example of this 130-year-old volume. Livermore was one of the most well-known female figures in the Union relief effort of the Civil War.
As a leader in the Northwest Sanitary Commission, Mrs. Livermore set up local Soldiers Aid Societies in her vicinity, raised funds and medical supplies for the soldiers, lobbied for the relief effort, wrote Commission reports, and inspected Civil War hospitals. During these many visits, she acted as an attentive nurse, and transported discharged, wounded soldiers to their homes. Livermore flatly refused all offers to publish her memoirs of the war.
Scores of books were being printed to feed the publics insatiable appetite for stories of the Great Rebellion, but the former Army nurse and relief worker remained steadfast. A horror of the war still enwrapped the country, she writes. But as she grew older, Mrs. She decided that her memories of the Civil War should be preserved to honor the deeds and sacrifices of its many unsung heroes. The public ear has listened eagerly to the stories of the great battles of the war of the rebellion, told by the master spirits who conducted them, and who led the hosts of freedom to victory.Every detail of Fort Donelson and Vicksburg, Antietam and Gettysburg, and the surrender of Appomattox is eagerly sought and devoured with zest. But there is a paucity of histories of the private soldier, of sketches of the rank and file. These have not been written, partly because of the modesty of the men whose experiences were worth narrating, and partly because they were not favorably circumstanced for extensive observation. There is a whole world of thrilling and heroic deed and endeavor, of lofty patience, silent endurance and sacrifice, connected with the soldiers of the army, of which the world will always remain ignorant. The patriotism of men, the solemn joyfulness with which they gave of their possessions and of themselves, the unfaltering faith which no disaster could shake and no treachery enfeeble, who has told us of these, in detail?
Who has fully narrated the consecrated and organized work of women, who strengthened the sinews of the nation with their unflagging enthusiasm? It can never be understood save by those who lived through that period, when one year counted more in the history of noble development than a half-score of ordinary years? If this book shall in any way help to supply the deficiency I have indicated, my purpose will be accomplished. Mary Livermores wartime service has been alluded to in other books -- Frank Moores Women of the War, L.
Brocketts Womans Work in the Civil War, etc. But only here in MY STORY OF THE WAR is it described in its entirety by Mrs.
She relates not only her own experiences, but gives deserved recognition to other army nurses and relief workers who worked alongside her, in other field hospitals and on the battlefield. This handsome volume is embellished with a series of full-page steel-engraved prints depicting scenes from the text.It also features a number of full-page color plates showing the various battle flags of Civil War regiments. It is a beautiful book from start to finish. To give you the most accurate description of this rare antique Civil War book, I have provided some helpful details below, starting with a thorough summary of the contents. Along the way, youll also see some of the beautiful and historic illustrations from the book, both steel engravings and the color plates. I hope youll take a few moments to have a look. CHAPTER ONE THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR THE SPIRIT OF 1861 SPIRIT FIRST CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS UPRISING OF THE NORTH EXCITING SCENES AND INCIDENTS: In Boston with my dying Father His early History Surrender of Fort Sumter Uprising of the North President Lincoln's Call for Seventy-five Thousand Troops Their Rendezvous in Faneuil Hall Departure of the Massachusetts Sixth for Washington Scenes at the Boston and Albany Station Interview with Mr. Garrison and Wendell Phillips The Massachusetts Sixth attacked in Baltimore War Scenes In Auburn, N. My Return to Chicago Impressive Scenes in the Republican Wigwam Cairo, Ill.
A strategic Point North and South hasten to seize it Chicago Troops arrive first and take Possession Increased Preparations for War. Washington carefully guarded Defeat at Bull Run The North nerved to Power and Purpose The South exultant in Self- Confidence Lines now sharply drawn between loyal and disloyal States. CHAPTER TWO LOYAL WOMEN OF THE NORTH THEIR PATRIOTISM AND DEVOTION HEROINES OF THE BATTLE-FIELD HOME-WORK AND RELIEF SOCIETIES SCRAPING LINT AND ROLLING BANDAGES: The Patriotism of Men paralleled by that of Women Notable Examples Testimony of President Lincoln Blunders of Inexperience The Havelock Mania A Woman Soldier in the Nineteenth Illinois Sent out of Camp, she attempts Suicide Is rescued and joins her Husband Madame Turchin, Wife of the Colonel Her Bravery and military Skill Her Ability as a Nurse She defeats a Court-Martial Other military Heroines Annie Etheridge of the Third Michigan Bridget Devens of the First Michigan Cavalry Kady Brownell of the Fifth Rhode Island Georgianna Peterman, the Wisconsin Drummer-Girl Army Stories of military Women Bandage and Lint Craze Local Relief Societies Queer Assortment of Supplies Cars flooded with fermenting Goodies Great Waste and Loss Liberality of the People continues Wiser Methods are devised. CHAPTER THREE AT THE FRONT WRETCHED HOSPITAL ARRANGEMENTS THE SANITARY COMMISSION ITS OBJECT, METHODS, AND WORK BATTLE-FIELD RELIEF: Early Ignorance and Inefficiency of Officers The Cause of Sickness and Death in Camp Letters from the Front in Proof Fearful Mortality of British Soldiers in the Crimea, in 1855 Occasioned by similar Causes Local Relief Societies organized New York Women show practical Wisdom The Sanitary Commission evolved from their Methods Plan of Organization drawn up by Dr. CHAPTER FOUR MY FIRST CONNECTION WITH THE SANITARY COMMISSION HOME SUPPLIES FOR THE SOLDIERS A PEEP INTO THE BOXES LETTERS FOUND INSIDE ODD CONTRIBUTIONS: Local Societies merged in the Commission Become identified with the Chicago Branch The Secrets of the Boxes of Supplies Notes packed in with the Clothing They are tender, pathetic, heroic, and comic A letter-writing Army Consecrated Chicken, be jabers!
" "Comfort-bags"--"Benedictions" in the Murfreesboro' and Vicksburg Boxes "One Box a Month" Ingenious Wisconsin Farmers' Wives Women in the Harvest-field A Talk with them Generosity of a "Tailoress " The "five-dollar gold Piece" " Matches! Afraid of a Kiss Children's Sanitary Fairs Gift of a five-year-old Boy.CHAPTER FIVE AT THE ROOMS OF THE SANITARY COMMISSION ITS WORKERS AND ITS VISITORS HEART-RENDING SCENES AND INCIDENTS THE RECORD OF A DAY: Rooms of the Chicago Commission The Din of Draymen and Packers Sewing-Rooms for Soldiers' Families "The Perfume of the Sanitary" The dingy little Office Immense Work performed in it Judge Skinner, the President Mr. Blatchford, Treasurer The "Quartette" of the Office John Freeman, the "Man of all Work" William Goodsmith, our "Sheet-Anchor" Mrs. " A Bevy of Nurses A sorrow-stricken Mother Dohertys description Soldiers from the City Hospitals More loaded Drays More Men and Women come and go The Day declines Return to my Home " A Suburb of Heaven. CHAPTER SIX A CAMPAIGN PLANNED BY A WOMAN DESPERATE BATTLES TERRIBLE SCENES ON THE BATTLE-FIELD TERRIFIC FIGHTING AND APPALLING SUFFERING THE AGONIES OF WAR: General McClellan supersedes General Scott Missouri becomes the Field of Battle General Grant wins a Victory at Belmont Fleet of "Ironclads" for Service on Southern Rivers The "Tennessee Campaign" planned by Anna Ella Carroll, of Maryland Plan adopted by President Lincoln and Secretary Stanton Carried out by General Grant The "Court of Claims, " in 1885, decides in her Favor Fort Henry on the Tennessee captured by Gunboats They fail to take Fort Donelson on the Cumberland General Grant attacks by Land The Fort surrenders, after Three Days' Fighting Unconditional Surrender Grant! Joy of the Northwest Frightful Suffering of the Wounded Many frozen to Death on both Sides The People move to succor the Wounded Immense Quantities of Supplies forwarded Seven thousand Prisoners sent to Camp Douglas Five hundred die. CHAPTER SEVEN AFTER THE BATTLE MY FIRST EXPERIENCE IN A MILITARY HOSPITAL -A DEATHLY FAINTNESS COMES OVER ME NERVING MYSELF FOR THE WORK TOUCHING SCENES: Mrs. Hoge and myself visit the Hospitals of St.
Louis Our first Experience Boisterousness of new Recruits The grim Silence of Men who had "been under fire" Our remarkable Hostess Conspicuous and unflinching Loyalty Her "Hospital Kitchen" and "Hospital Wagon" Eleven Hundred Soldiers' Letters! " The Donelson Wards Their sickening Odor and ghastly Sights Horrible Mutilation of the Men A deathly Faintness came over me The Wounded and Dead robbed on the Field of Battle Plucky Fellow They couldn't be bothering with us" Afraid to die! Send for a Methodist Minister!The Magic of Song The mental Conflict of the Night that followed St. Louis sitting in Gloom Sad Wedding in the Hospital Death of the Bridegroom.
CHAPTER EIGHT I BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO HOSPITAL WORK FILTH AND DISCOMFORT, NEGLECT AND SUFFERING LEAVES FROM MY EXPERIENCE MESSAGES FROM THE DYING TO LOVED ONES AT HOME: Cairo an immense Basin, partially filled Skilful Pilotage needed Comfortless Hospitals -"My Wife came this Morning" "Bring me a drink from the Spring" The "Brick Hospital" a Marvel of Excellence "Sisters of the Holy Cross" its Nurses The young rebel Prisoner Longing for his Mother "Philip Sidneys" in every Hospital Mary Safford my Companion the second Time Her Method of Work Her Memorandum Book and Baskets Something for everyone " You are the good Fairy of the Hospitals" Men crying for Milk Mourning the Loss of "Mother Bickerdyke" Wounded Soldier from Island No. Ten" Noble Letter from his Wife " The Children needed him more than I Eulogy of Mary Safford Her Career since the War Professor in the Boston University School of Medicine. CHAPTER NINE AWAITING THE BATTLE OF SHILOH PREPARATIONS FOR THE WOUNDED AWFUL SLAUGHTER VARIED PHASES OF HOSPITAL LIFE "MISSING": A Perfect Military Hospital "Mother Angela, " the Lady "Supérieure " "White-winged Sun-bonnets" Battle of Shiloh Appalling Slaughter on both Sides Rebel Prisoners' Ward You-uns is very good to we-uns! " The Rebel Surgeon's Fear Meet an old Acquaintance among the Rebel Wounded The Valiant Eleventh Illinois Great Prejudice against Protestant Nurses Neetmok at last The "Sisters" preferred "They never see anything, nor hear anything, and tell no Tales!
Louis for Invalid Soldiers Turner's "Descriptive List" Missing Found in the Clerk's Office General Curtis discharges him He also furloughs young Brackett Great Jollification In the Ward They accompany me to Chicago. CHAPTER TEN THE DARKEST PERIOD OF THE WAR MY VISIT TO WASHINGTON IN 1862 STRANGE EXPERIENCES ON THE JOURNEY PITIFUL SCENES IN A CONVALESCENT CAMP: Woman's Council called in Washington-Mrs." We take in our Charge a sick Soldier New Experience in Baltimore Visit to Dorothea Dix Her extensive Work Superintendent of Women Nurses Washington Soldiers' Home Amy Bradley the Matron "Solid Chunks of Sunshine" Visit Alexandria "Camp Misery" "A perfect Golgotha" Great Indignation of Visitors Amy Bradley takes up her Abode in the Camp Great Improvement follows "The Soldiers' Journal We visit President Lincoln. CHAPTER ELEVEN LIFE IN A CONTRABAND CAMP WASHINGTON IN 1865--CONTRABAND PRAYER MEETING MY INTERVIEW WITH SECRETARY STANTON THE DRUMMER-BOY OF THE EIGHTH MICHIGAN: Fugitive Slaves rejoicing in Freedom Prayer-meeting in Camp Meet old "Aunt Aggy" An Episode of Slavery Thar's a Day a-comin'! Lively Praying Tempestuous Singing--Intense Sectarians A Boy Philosopher Visit Washington in 1865 Great Changes Deserters from the Enemy Runaway Negro with a Six-Mule Team Courtesy and Kindness of Secretary Stanton Meet Admiral and Mrs. Farragut Their Simplicity and Geniality Lieutenant Gushing, the Hero of the Ram Albemarle Other Eminent Notabilities The Drummer Boy of the Eighth Michigan--Enlists with his Teacher Charlie petted by all His Teacher and Captain shot at James Island Fierce Life of the Eighth Michigan Charlie shares it All Struck by a chance Shot Fatal Result. CHAPTER TWELVE A TRIP DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI AMONG THE SICK AND DYING OUR MISSION AND STORES LOVING MESSAGES FROM HOME A BRIDE'S SONG FOR A DYING SOLDIER: The Army encamped at Young's Point They cut the Levees Great Sickness results Special Relief Corps sent down Mrs. Colt, of Milwaukee, and myself attached to the Corps Our Programme Outfit Some of the Messages entrusted me Our wheezy Boat Disloyal Officers Musical Talent on Board Singing in the Hospitals Touching Episode Scene in a Memphis Hospital "Mother, don't you know your Boy " Our Headquarters in Memphis, at Gayoso House Women Secessionists To be sent within Confederate Lines A stormy Interview Allows me to be at large! We embark on the Tigress for the lower Mississippi A dreary Journey.
" Lake Providence and its fathomless Mud "The Sanitary Commission's got mired! " Go down to Milliken's Bend Distribute Supplies to Hospitals Sorry Plight of a Wisconsin Regimental Hospital Surgeon-General Wolcott, of Wisconsin, breaks it up In the Camp of the Chicago Mercantile Battery "What a Hubbub! " Evening Prayers in Camp The Boys get Breakfast " The Victuals will taste better if you don't see the Cooking!Leave for Young's Point General Grant's Despatch Boat Fanny Ogden gives me Passage. From the homespun Teapot" Lemonade under Difficulties Men transferred to Hospital Steamer City of Memphis Visit to the Thirteenth Illinois " Socrates" and his Six-Mule Team " Mules is dat mean dey has ter be licked! " Accomplishments of the Thirteenth Illinois "The stealing Regiment Accompany the Engineer Corps down the Levee Peep into Vicksburg with a powerful Glass No sign of Home-Life Rams Lancaster and Switzerland run the Blockade One destroyed, the other disabled. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN THE STORY OF THREE LITTLE ORPHANS SMUGGLING A PLANTATION WAIF THROUGH "EGYPT" THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD SAFE AT LAST AFFECTING MEETING: We find three Orphan Refugees in Camp Convalescent, Fort Pickering Their pitiful History We take them to the Chicago Home of the Friendless Adopted by an Iowa Family Cairo makes Addition to our Cares Lizzie the Orphan Refugee from Missouri Go aboard the Chicago Sleeper, with Johnny and the black Lad The stuttering Porter hides the black Boy "D-d-d-dat Woman's slep' mighty little fo' mos' s-s-s-six Weeks" "She's d-d-d-done got monst'ous sick" We defy "Egypt" and the "Black Laws" Reach Chicago at Midnight Sunday Morning, hunt up the black Lad's Mother Affecting Meeting Sarah Morris tells her Story Johnny and Lizzie cared for. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN OUR BATTERY BOYS A SECRET DRILL THE DISCOVERY OFF TO THE FRONT GOD-SPEED AND FAREWELL TO MY SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOYS EXTRACTS FROM THEIR DIARIES: Our Church in Chicago The Morale of its young Men Memories of the Past A loyal Congregation What happened at Evening Service Sudden Disappearance of our young Men A peculiar Sound from the Sunday-School Room Tramp! We stealthily open the Door and peep in Our Discovery "We have all decided to enlist" An unspoken Prayer All but two of our young neetmok Men are mustered into the Chicago Mercantile Battery--The Grief of Parting Solemn Consecration An affecting Farewell Extracts from their Diaries A jolly set Roughing it without Whining The Art of Frying Cakes "Sweet Times here" The Siege of Vicksburg--Awaiting the Battle Army Life at the Front "Spoiling for a Fight" Ordered into Action We keep up Communication with our Boys A Country devastated by War An unexpected Visitor. CHAPTER NINETEEN THE STORY OF OUR BATTERY BOYS CONTINUED A DISASTROUS EXPEDITION A TRAP OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION SCENES OF HORROR THRILLING ACTS OF BRAVERY AND DEVOTION: Changes among our Boys Breaking down under the hardships of War The Battery constantly shifts its Encampment Working hard to kill Time The Humorous Side of Life in Camp History of "Doggie Doggett, " the Canine Member of the Battery His Exploits and Unknown Fate Lost in the Service Unfortunate Expedition Up the Red River Charging the Enemy with a Baggage-Train Our Boys fall into a Trap of Death and Destruction A terrific Charge by ten thousand Rebels Overpowered by superior Numbers Retreat or Surrender the only Alternative The Guns of the Battery captured Death of Lieutenant Throop Sergeant Dyer shot while spiking his Gun Many of our Boys are taken Prisoners Hugh Wilson's Devotion Only eight of our Boys return at the Close of the War. Hoge obtains Help from Pittsburg and Philadelphia Potter Palmer from New York Boston and Connecticut contribute--The whole Northwest ransacked for Attractions At last, Men catch the Fair Mania Their varied Gifts Opening Inaugural Procession Captured rebel Flags borne along School Children in Carriages and Omnibuses Convalescent Soldiers from Hospitals Procession of Farm Wagons, with Vegetables Procession halts on the Court House Lawn Firing of thirty-four Guns announces.
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO LAST DAYS OF THE GREAT FAIR SOLDIERS' DAY TOTAL RECEIPTS NEARLY ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS INTERESTING ITEMS AND INCIDENTS: Dinner given by the Ladies to eight hundred invalid Soldiers in Hospitals Lady Managers dined by Gentlemen, who serve the Feast Mighty Frolic Completely tuckered out! CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE SHERMAN'S MARCH TO THE SEA DEATH-BLOW TO THE REBELLION SURRENDER OF LEE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN THE MARCH OF EVENTS: The End draws near Sherman's March to the Sea He finds the Southern Confederacy a Shell to be easily crushed Much Anxiety felt at the North for the Result He takes Savannah, with its immense Stores, and informs the President of his Gift The South surprised English Journals prophesy Failure Reaches the Atlantic Coast Co-operates with Grant and Lincoln Richmond evacuated Lee surrenders Delirious Joy of the Nation Characteristic Procession improvised in Chicago Lincoln assassinated Joy swallowed up in passionate Sorrow Disbanding of the Army Motley Treasures brought Home by Soldiers Eager to reach Home Gladness of the Nation at the Return of Peace.
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR MOTHER BICKERDYKE STORY OF A REMARKABLE WOMAN HER MOTHERLY CARE OF THE "BOYS IN BLUE" HOSPITAL SIGHTS AND SCENES ON THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT: A remarkable Woman Sent into the Service at Cairo by Ladies of Galesburg, Ill. Improvises a sick-diet Kitchen Stratagem to detect the Thieves who steal her Delicacies Peaches don't seem to agree with you, eh? Colonel (now General) Grant removes the dishonest Officials Mother Bickerdyke after the Battle of Donelson A Surgeon's Testimony She extemporizes a Laundry Is associated abcxs with Mrs.Porter of Chicago After the Battle of Shiloh I get my Authority from the Lord God Almighty; have you anything that ranks higher? " Her System of foraging Her "Night-Gowns" as hospital Shirts "Say you jerked them from the Secesh, Boys! Experiences at Corinth Finds a dying Soldier left in a Tent. CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE THRILLING INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF MOTHER BICKERDYKE HER HOSPITAL EXPERIENCES HER FIRST FURLOUGH RETURN TO THE FRONT FIGHTING THE DOCTORS A COW-AND-HEN EXPEDITION: She is much worn down Extremely Perilous to remain longer with-out Rest Her Health demands a Respite from her Labors for a Time Comes to my House on her Furlough Attends a Wedding Have enjoyed your Wedding as if it were a Prayer-Meeting! CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX MOTHER BICKERDYKE AND GENERAL SHERMAN A NIGHT OF HORROR HEROIC EFFORTS TO SAVE THE WOUNDED FROM FREEZING HEART-RENDING SCENES AND TERRIBLE SUFFERING: Mother Bickerdyke's Idolatry of General Sherman She becomes an Attachée of his Corps Comes to Chicago and does good Work for Soldiers' Families Goes to Chattanooga after the Battle, and establishes a Hospital Incredible Exertion to save her Patients from Freezing Orders Breastworks torn down for Fuel All right, Major, I'm arrested! Only don't meddle with me till the Weather moderates!
General Burnside beleaguered in Knoxville, Tenn. Sherman marches to his Relief Fearful Suffering from Cold and short Rations Horrors of the Return Route to Chattanooga Railroad from Nashville completed at last Joyful Welcome of the first Train All Night in the icy Gale She ran from Tent to Tent She encouraged the shivering Soldiers Her Name mentioned only with Tears. CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN STORY OF MOTHER BICKERDYKE CONCLUDED FOLLOWING THE FLAG IN THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN HER MOTHERLY MINISTRATIONS IN THE MIDST OF BATTLE HER LIFE AND CAREER SINCE THE WAR: Mother Bickerdyke makes an eloquent Speech Disregards Sherman's Orders, and calls on him. CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT MY REMINISCENCES OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN EXPERIENCE IN THE "WIGWAM" EXCITING SCENES MY INTERVIEWS WITH THE PRESIDENT AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Early Life of President Lincoln My first Knowledge of him, in 1858 The Battle of the Giants" He is nominated in 1860 for the Presidency My Experience in the "wigwam" as a Reporter The memorable Scenes attending the Nomination My Visit to Washington in 1862 Gloomy Period of the War Call on the President His Depression Discouraging Statements Wholesale Desertions from the Army "To undertake to fill up the Army is like shovelling Fleas! Hoge and I see the President alone His Suffering during the War He contributes the manuscript Proclamation of Emancipation to the Chicago Sanitary Fair A Premium sent him as the largest Contributor.CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE REMINISCENCES OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN CONTINUED SCENES AT THE WHITE HOUSE A WIFE'S SAD STORY AND AFFECTING PETITION I INTERCEDE WITH THE PRESIDENT HIS SYMPATHY AND MERCY: The President refuses to pardon a Virginia Spy Wife of the condemned Illinois Major Her sad Story She is too much broken down to plead for her Husband's Life Beg the President not to allow my Husband to be shot! " I tell her Story The President's Sympathy "These Cases kill me" He had already commuted the Major's Sentence His Delight at the Discovery "I know all about it now The grateful Woman fainted She is told to go and visit her Husband The broken-hearted Wife goes away imploring Blessings on the President Beautiful Reception of Miss Elizabeth Peabody Touching Letter to Mrs. Bixby Her five Sons were killed in Battle Humorous Reply to his Advisers Keep Silence, and we'll get you safe across. CHAPTER THIRTY MY LAST INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT LINCOLN SCENES AT HIS RECEPTIONS HIS INEXHAUSTIBLE HUMOR HIS ASSASSINATION A NATION IN TEARS: Chicago projects a second mammoth Sanitary Fair Attendance of President and Mrs. Lincoln solicited His comical Narration of his Experiences at the Philadelphia Fair "I couldn't stand another big Fair" A humorous Inducement-Both promise Attendance Mrs. Lincoln's Reception The President's Manner of Receiving Crowds in Attendance Love for Children "Stop, my little Man" "You expect to be President sometime" An unexpected Reply The Humble welcomed Love universally manifested for him The Remains of the martyred President are received in Chicago The unfeigned Grief of the Northwest The Body lies in State at the Court House All is well with him forever! CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE HEROISM OF SOLDIERS' WIVES WHAT THEY ENDURED AT HOME A SUNDAY MORNING VISIT TO THEIR FAMILIES LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL PATHETIC INCIDENTS: Petition of four hundred and eighty Soldiers in Southern Hospitals Ignore us, but look after our suffering Families! Heroism of Wives and Mothers Visit Soldiers' Families with Chaplain McCabe Children fierce and wild with Hunger An under-ground Room, and great Wretchedness The Soldier's Widow dies in the Night Her Mother, in the Darkness, defends the Body from Rats The Baby falls from the Chamber Window, while the Mother is away washing A colored Woman turned out on the Sidewalk, with her dying Child, for unpaid Rent Her Husband fighting under Colonel Shaw, in the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Governor Andrew sends me Carte blanche in the way of Relief for Families of that Regiment The Historian should remember the Heroism of the Hearthstone.
CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE REMINISCENCES OF THE WAR TOUCHING STORY OF A RING THE MAJOR WHO CRIED FOR MILK CAPTURE OF GENERAL GRANT "OLD ABE, " THE WISCONSIN WAR EAGLE, AND HIS WONDERFUL CAREER: Confronted by one of my own Letters The widowed Mother tells her Story Puts her dead Daughter's Ring on my Finger Officers, Hospital at Memphis Its wretched Condition Is made comfortable by the Commission Incident at the Fabyan House, White Mountains Do you remember the Major who cried for Milk? " Second Sanitary Fair in Chicago Held after the War ended Regiments, Soldiers, and Officers received there An Ovation to General Grant Executes a flank Movement on the People Is captured by young Ladies " This beats Vicksburg all out of Sight! CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR SOLDIERS' LETTERS FROM THE FRONT DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF THE WAR VIVID PICTURES OF LIFE IN CAMP DESOLATION AMUSEMENTS MARCHING FORAGING PICKET DUTY LETTERS FROM HOME: Authors of the Letters Life in Camp Exploits of the First Iowa "A bully Boy" hardships of a Chaplain Fight at Conrad's Ferry The Desolation of War Impatient to be led into Action "Little Mack" President's Reception The Picture of Weariness and Despair Amusements Morals Without the Comforts of Civilization Secession Literature Hutchinsons sing in Camp Soldiers wild with Delight Dying from Camp Diseases The Poor Horses Depression of the Men Picturesque Scenes Breaking up Camp, and starting off-Going into Camp for the Night Foraging Difficulty of Moving a large Army Longing for Letters from Home Their blessed Influence "The musty Crackers and rusty Bacon are better" Fatigues of Picket Duty In Pursuit of Something to eat " Somebody had been frying Chickens " Battle of Pea Ridge As good as Dead the last half of the Battle.
CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE SOLDIERS' LETTERS FROM THE FRONT DURING THE SECOND YEAR OF THE WAR HOW A SOLDIER FEELS IN BATTLE SWAMPS OF THE CHICKAHOMINY A BABY ON THE BATTLE-FIELD " OLD ROSY": Letter from a Nurse on a Hospital Boat After the Battle of Shiloh Battle Scenes "Marching all Day, and fighting all Night" Fearful Condition of the Sick and Wounded Intimidating Effect of the howling Shells Burning commissary Stores It is all over! " Letters from Home "A Means of Grace" Negro Friendliness Splendid Foraging Surprised at the good-looking Yankees Life in a Rebel Prison The Counterpart of Jeffreys and Haynau Putrid Mule-Beef Soup swarming with Bugs and Maggots " A Baby on the Battle-Field" The Army of the Cumberland " Old Rosy" Nationalities represented in the Army " Schpike dem new Guns! No, Sheneral, it vould schpoil dem! CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX SOLDIERS' LETTERS FROM THE FRONT DURING THE THIRD YEAR OF THE WAR HOUSEKEEPING IN CAMP RIDING "CRITTER-BACK" DARING DEEDS REBEL PICKETS: Battle of Chickamauga Remarkable Presentiment Housekeeping in Camp Ignorance of the Enemy "The walking Regiments" "Cannon Soldiers " Wept over his lifeless Body Ignorance of secesh Soldiers Yet they fight bravely Have plenty of Hay, but no Impunity Greater Loss by Sickness than on Fields of Battle Evidence that the Enemy are near " Riding Critter-back" After the Battle of the Wilderness "Any Commander but Grant would have retreated" Recklessness of the Cavalry Daring of the Soldiers Divide is the word, or you are a dead Johnny!
" Ten thousand Men sing "Rally round the Flag, Boys! CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN SOLDIERS' LETTERS FROM THE FRONT DURING THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR LIFE IN REBEL PRISONS DREADFUL SCENES HORRORS OF ANDERSONVILLE LAST DAYS OF THE GREAT REBELLION PEACE: A Hospital Picnic " The Stump Squad" Strawberries for the Army "Virginia a vast Blackberry Field" "Old Hundred" in Camp-Hunting Bloodhounds Letter from a Hospital Nurse in Annapolis Thirty thousand Prisoners cooped up at Andersonville, in ten Acres Their Hands and Feet rot off Swarming with Vermin Bones protrude through the Flesh The Men become Idiots and Lunatics Different Treatment of Southern Prisoners by the North "The Yankees take good Care of us" Last Days of Sherman's "March to the Sea" The Army reaches the Atlantic Coast Columbia, S. Is burned Destitution of the South "At the Mercy of a General more powerful than Grant or Sherman, General Starvation". Remember folks, this is an 1890 original.This book is 130 years old. Please be sure to add me to your List of Favorite Sellers.
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