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A Patriotic Lady.

--Lieut. B. S. Russell, of the 16th Alabama, was of the slain at Murfreesboro', and fell in the early part of the action. When down he felt the wound to be mortal, and at once gave his sword to a comrade, saying, ‘"Take this to my wife, and tell her I died bravely."’ The Colonel of his regiment saw that the wish of the patriot was complied with, and, in reply to the letter, the widow, true, like all Southern women, to the highest impulses of a noble patriotism said: ‘"I mourn the death of my husband, but my greatest regret is that none of his sons are old enough to take his place to battle for our liberties."’

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