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L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 5 1 Browse Search
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s of the family there was none who combined more perfectly the characteristics of the heroine, the saint, and the martyr, than the sister of the judge, Miss Margaret E. Breckinridge. She was highly educated, and gifted beyond most of her sex with intellectual ability, of fragile form, but attractive in person and manner, and posse the tea, to be troubled at my being so bothered with him. He forgot I had come so many hundred miles on purpose to be bothered. Early in January of ‘63, Miss Breckinridge descended the Mississippi to Vicksburg, for the purpose of attending to the sick and wounded there, and rendering aid in bringing them up to St. Louis. It wored me by letting me do a little and suffer a little for this grand old Union, and the dear, brave fellows who are fighting for it. Early in June, 1864, Miss Breckinridge reached Niagara on her way to the East, where she remained for a month. For a year she had struggled against disease and weakness, longing all the time to b