ufferings, no word of reproach against his murderers.
There was hardly a hope from the first; and on Saturday, May 14th, at ten minutes before two P. M., he breathed his last.
His father writes, His life seemed to us a finished one and grieve for him we never could.
We grieve and have grieved for ourselves.
Francis Custis Hopkinson
Private 44th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), September 12, 1862; died at Newbern, N. C., February 13, 1863, of disease contracted in the service.
Francis Custis, the oldest son of Thomas and Corinna (Prentiss) Hopkinson, was born at Keene, New Hampshire, June 11, 1838.
His father was Judge of the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas, and resided in Lowell, Massachusetts, and there Frank passed his childhood.
A playmate of his at that time says:—
We used always to look up to Frank as being of a different make from the rest of us. As children, we all freely acknowledged his intellectual superiority.
His tastes were more mature than ours, a