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The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], The battle at Leesburg--interesting description — an affecting Incident, &c. (search)
ould nurse her child. It was a scene simple in itself, but in its beautiful lessons and painful surroundings, one that is indelibly impressed upon my memory. "Pat" and his pipe. It is related of one of the wounded prisoners here, "a wrath of a boy" from the " ould country," that when he was shot he had a pipe in his mouthye and came out behind the ear, causing a profuse flow of blood, in the midst of which he lost his pipe. Shortly after being brought to the hospital, another young Pat, who was shot in the breast, recognized his voice as belonging to a member of his company, and creeping over to the bedside of his comrade, who was lying on his bacstruck the ground, and I've not sane it since. Its fifty cents an a good pipe that's gone from me, beded." "Sure why didn't ye save it, Mike?" "Save it," replied Mike "how the divil could I save it when I couldn't sa a smitheren beyant the pint o' me nose Faith, it was all stars and no stripes that I saw in the air, Pat."