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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
ars,— making an aggregate of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. This large amount was made up of comparatively small sums. Only one was as large as a thousand dollars; the others varied from that down to ten cents. One day, while receiving contributions, immediately after the battle of Gettysburg, information was received of the fall of Vicksburg. The despatch containing the information was written on the blackboard, and was in these words:— Vicksburg has surrendered. U. S. Grant. Instantly shouts of joy went up from the assembled merchants. When the immediate excitement had subsided, they joined with uncovered heads in singing,— Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. At the conclusion of the hymn, some one remarked, Let us show our gratitude by our gifts. The persons present immediately crowded around the table of the committee; and offers of money were made faster than it could be received. Remarks like these were frequently made: This is my thank-off<