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General S. P. Heintzelman and friends at the headquarters of the convalescent camp in Alexandria The photographs on these two pages tell their own pathetic story—the story not of the wounded and suffering soldiers, but of their thrice-suffering womenkind. To this convalescent Camp in Alexandria came the anxious wives and mothers, sweethearts and sisters to find their soldiers whom they had perhaps not seen for months or years. The mourning of the woman on the veranda tells the tale of a soldier-boy that is gone. Perhaps she has come to bring the aid and comfort to others which she was denied the privilege of lavishing on her brother or son. The quaint costumes of the time are very well illustrated in this photograph. Then a woman apparently put on a cap at forty, sometimes before. the little girls wear such

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