Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Pittsfield, Mass.” in chapter 208 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 3.:
...he youngster and sent him home, as the brave lad supposed, on a furlough.
He has received the following acknowledgment of his kindness from the sister of the bold soldier boy.
It is good:
Pittsfield, Mass. , Oct. 20.
Captain Cromwell--dear sir: My brother, David H. Darling, a lad of sixteen, left home and joined your command without the consent or even knowledge of our parents.
I went from school ...
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