My Cave Life In Vicksburg; With Letters Of Trial And Travel by Mary Ann Webster LoughboroughMy Cave Life In Vicksburg; With Letters Of Trial And Travel by Mary Ann Webster Loughborough

My Cave Life In Vicksburg; With Letters Of Trial And Travel

byMary Ann Webster Loughborough

Paperback | August 24, 2012

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Excerpt: ...their dead. I was distressed to hear of a young Federal lieutenant who had been severely wounded and left on the field by his comrades. He had lived in this condition from Saturday until Monday, lying in the burning sun without water or food; and the men on both sides Pg 102 could witness the agony of the life thus prolonged, without the power to assist him in any way. I was glad, indeed, when I heard the poor man had expired on Monday morning. Another soldier left on the field, badly wounded in the leg, had begged most piteously for water; and lying near the Confederate intrenchments, his cries were all directed to the Confederate soldiers. The firing was heaviest where he lay; and it would have been at the risk of a life to have gone to him; yet, a Confederate soldier asked and obtained leave to carry water to him, and stood and fanned him in the midst of the firing, while he eagerly drank from the heroic soldier's canteen. The officer who related this little incident had not yet obtained the name of the noble man. Truly, "the bravest are the tenderest; the loving are the daring." How generous
Title:My Cave Life In Vicksburg; With Letters Of Trial And TravelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:August 24, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1232296007

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