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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 37 (search)
True Soldiers.--An incident worthy of note, and in pleasing contrast with the usual scenes under like circumstances, occurred on board the steamer Canada during her passage from Dubuque toward St. Louis. On Saturday evening, while many of the passengers were engaged in conversation, others wiling away their time at euchre, while some more rude perhaps, with the ribald jest and ungentlemanly oath, were passing the evening away, a young man seated himself at one of the tables, and engaged
ere heard in heaven, and that their prayers will be answered!
Their Bibles, precious gift of home, are sacred with them, and will shield them too, when the glitering mail of yore would fail.
Parents and friends of home, fear not for such brave sons, who, relying on Heaven, are not ashamed nor afraid to praise God, and do battle for the Star-Spangled Banner.
They are the soldiers of the Regular Army, enlisted by our honored Capt. Washington, now in Dubuque.
Dubuque Times, Oct. 11, 1861.