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“ [358] road and star, with the rest of them this morning; but I can't help it if it is little, it's something for those soldiers.” “Have you a son in the army?” “No,” he answered, slowly, after turning around and looking at his wife. “No, I haven't now, but we had one there once; he's buried down by Stone River; he was shot there-and that isn't just so either-we called him our boy, but he was only our adopted son; we took him when he was little, so he was just the same as our own boy, and (pointing over his shoulder without looking back) that's his wife there with the baby! But I shouldn't bring these things any quicker if he were alive now and in the army; I don't know that I should think so much as I do now about the boys away off there.” It was in turn for his wagon to unload, so with his rough freight of produce, and his rich freight of human hearts with their deep and treasured griefs, he drove on-one wagon of a hundred in the train.


A romantic incident of the war.

Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania, was called upon at the Continental Hotel at Philadelphia, by a young lady. When she was introduced into the parlor she expressed her great joy at seeing the governor, at the same time imprinting a kiss upon his forehead.

Madam,” said he, “to what am I indebted for this unexpected salutation?”

“Sir, do you not know me?”

“Take a chair,” said the governor, at the same time extending one of the handsomest in the parlor.

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