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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 8 0 Browse Search
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert 2 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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urrent of early manhood, and brings down the gray hairs of the aged with sorrow to the grave. It weaves the widow's weeds with the bridal wreath, and our land, like Rama, is filled with wailing and lamentation. It lights up the darkness with the flames of happy homes. It consumes, like the locusts of Egypt, every living thing in its pathway. It wrecks fortunes, brings bankruptcy and repudiation, and blasts the fields of the husbandman — it depopulates towns, and leaves cities a modern Herculaneum. It desolates the firesides, and covers the family dwelling with gloom, and an awful vacancy rests where, like the haunted mansion: No human figure stirred to go or come, No face looked forth from open shut or casement, No chimney smoked; there was no sign of home, From parapet to basement. No dog was on the threshold great or small, No pigeon on the roof, no household creature, No cat demurely dozing on the wall, Not one domestic feature. It loads the people with debt to pass d