generous breast before them to receive the first blow of the tyrant's rod, and bear the brunt of his wrath.
She obeyed her heart, exercised her right, and stood in the breach.
In the battle of Bull Run he lost his gallant cousin, Major Carter H. Harrison. Three days later, at Manassas, his native soil was wet again by the blood of the only nephews of his mother, the only sons of their mother, Holmes and Tucker Conrad, and by the blood of his own pure and beautiful brother, Lieutenant Peyton Randolph Harrison.
These four young men were all faithful servants of God.
Their lives were lovely and useful.
In His fear they fought.
They were sustained by His grace when they fell.
The Conrads were shot at the same moment, and falling side by side, lay, as in the sleep of childhood, almost in each other's arms.
The younger of them was a student of theology, and was nearly ready, with glowing heart, to enter on the higher service of his Lord, in the ministry of the Gospel.