A household story of the American conflict. The great battle year

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153 psl. - I fear there will be some white men unable to forget that with malignant and deceitful speech they have striven to hinder it. Still, let us not be over-sanguine of a speedy final triumph. Let us be quite sober. Let us diligently apply the means, never doubting that a just God, in his own good time, will give us the rightful result.
175 psl. - ONE sweetly solemn thought Comes to me o'er and o'er : I'm nearer home to-day Than I ever have been before...
152 psl. - The signs look better. The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea. Thanks to the great Northwest for it. Nor yet wholly to them. Three hundred miles up they met New England, Empire, Keystone, and Jersey hewing their way right and left.
152 psl. - At all the watery margins they have been present, not only on the deep sea, the broad bay, and the rapid river, but also up the narrow, muddy bayou, and wherever the ground was a little damp they have been and made their tracks. Thanks to all.
176 psl. - Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will to men.
30 psl. - Thy cause is God's: go at his call, And to his hand commit thy all. Fear thou no ill impending. His Gideon shall arise for thee, God's word and people manfully, In God's own time, defending. Our hope is sure in Jesus' might ; Against themselves the godless fight, Themselves, not us, distressing.
33 psl. - God bless the women !' he sobbed out; ' what should we do but for them ? I came from father's farm, where all knew plenty; I've lain sick these three months; I've seen no woman's face, nor heard her voice, nor felt her warm hand till to-day, and it unmans me; but don't think I rue my bargain, for I don't. I've suffered...
153 psl. - And there will be some black men who can remember that with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well-poised bayonet, they have helped mankind on to this great consummation, while I fear there will be some white ones unable to forget that with malignant heart and deceitful speech they have striven to hinder it.
102 psl. - Rebel raifl far within our lines, Gen. Stoughton, a young Vermont Brigadier, was taken in his bed, near Fairfax Court House, and, with his guards and five horses, hurried off across the Rappahannock. Some one spoke of the loss to Mr. Lincoln next morning: " Yes," said the President; "that of the horses is bad; but I can make another General in 5 minutes.
102 psl. - I would be very happy to oblige, if my passes were respected ; but the fact is, sir, I have, within the past two years, given passes to two hundred and fifty thousand men to go to Richmond, and not one has got there yet.

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