A true hero.--At the Vienna
surprise, Daniel Sullivan
, of the Ohio Volunteers, had his arm shattered by a ball.
This was the brave boy who, when ordered to fall in, replied, “I wish I could,” at the same time showing his arm. Sullivan
was taken up and carried back with the retreating force.
He died before leaving Alexandria
, but his heroism was shown to the last.
A handkerchief was bound upon his arm, near the shoulder, to check, in a measure, the flow of blood.
This rude bandage Sullivan
himself adjusted several times, tightening it to check the blood, and again loosening it when the pain became too great.
While he was lying in this condition, some of his comrades approached, and one asked, “Dan
, how do you feel?”
“Boys,” said the young hero, lifting with the other hand his shattered arm, and then laying it gently down, “Boys, I'm for the Union
died very soon after, but his last words will be a mighty power in the hearts of his comrades.