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or years secretary of the Cotton Exchange at Shreveport, Louisiana. Chapter 3: the young color-bearer. The story of The Little Apron was written up by Major McDonald, of Louisville, to be read at a meeting of veterans of Association Army of Northern Virginia, Kentucky Division. It is true in every particular,— indeed, a mll remember having seen the apron in question, and will like to read its full history. It was very kindly loaned to me, during the New Orleans Exposition, by Major McDonald, and was on exhibition at my tent (The Soldiers' Rest), among many other Confederate relics, where it never ceased to be an object of profound interest and vele, just under the belt in front, made when the wounded boy tore it from the staff to which he had nailed it to conceal it in his bosom. The story as told by Major McDonald is as follows: In the spring of 1863, while the Army of Northern Virginia was encamped on the Rapidan River, preparing for that memorable campaign which i
magnificent Army of Tennessee gathered here it will soon be said,— On Fame's eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread. But the figure of their chieftain will be left to tell the story of a patriotic purpose long cherished in faithful hearts, at last accomplished by patient hands. Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter's blight, Nor Time's remorseless doom, Can dim our ray of holy light That gilds this glorious tomb. Chapter 5: a woman's record. written in 1883 by Major McDonald, of Louisville, Kentucky, then editor Southern Bivouac. (from the Southern Bivouac.) This record will be found to substantiate in every particular my own history of the period referred to. Being inspired by an ardent zeal or a high sense of duty, not a few noble women during the war arose conspicuous to view. Their gentle deeds, though done in humble spheres, yet shone like a bright light in a low world. Fair exemplars they were of patriotic virtue, whose acts of devotion helpe