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saiiW rt-1 SV ?J3--- (-- T X-IJJU t ya W- "KS"e!-V fl -yf""- Cf-, " V - -. " ' -XxiK i 4. THE NATIONAL TRBUffi: WASfflNGTOES p. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER J, IS98. J The Adventures of a Woman in Hos pitals, Camps and Battlefields. BY S. EMMA E. EDMONDS. ..ft' - -, MBSEW 1 INTRODUCTION. This trne and interesting narrative of a woman's -work for the Union in field and hospital and amidst the hosts of the enemy Is here presented. While in the Secret Serv ice as a spy, which is one of the most haz ardous positious in the army, the author penetrated the enemy's lines in various dis guises no less than 11 times, always with com plete success and without detection. Her efliricnt labors in the different hospitals, as well as her arduous duties as field nurse, cm trace many thrilling and touching incidents, which arc here most .graphically described. The work must he read by all with apprecia tion nf the author's efloits in behalf of the Union. CHAPTER I. COMMENCEMENT OF THE CIVIL WAR. I ENLIST IN THE CAUSE-MO HS AT BAL TIMORE AT THE HOSPITALS-MARCHING OKDERS-A WOMAN'S WORK. Earlv in the Spring of 18G1 I was return ing from the far "West, and ab I &at wait ing for the train which was to bear me to my adopted home in New England and was meditating upon the events which had occurred during the past few months, the record of which was destined to blacken the fair papes of American history, I was aroused from my reverie by a voice in the street crying "New York papers Fall of Fort Sumter President s Proclamation Call for 75,000 men!" This announcement startled me, while my imagination portrayed the coming struggle in all its fearful magnitude. Aar, civil war, with all its horrors, seemed in evitable, and even then was ready to burst like a volcano upon the most happy and prosperous Nation the sun ever shone upon. The contemplation of this sad picture filled my eyes with tears and my heart with sorrow. . It is true I was not an American. I was not obliged to remain here during this terrible strife. I could return to my native land, where my parents would welcome me to the home of my childhood, and my brothers and sisters would rejoice at my coming: but these were not the thoughts which occupied my mind. It was not my intention, or desire, to seek my own per sonal case and comfort while so niucli sorrow and distress filled the land. 1 he creat question to be decided was, what can I do' What part am I to act in this great drama' I was not able to decide for myself, so I carried this question to the Throne of Grace, and found a satisfactory answer there. Five years previous to the time oi which 1 write I left my rural home, not far from the banks of the St. John s River, in the Province of New Brunswick, and made my wav to the United Slates. An insatiable thirst for education led me to ! ii?c for T hnlieved then as now that to recommend me to the favorable notice of the good people except a letter from the pastor of the church to which I belonged, and one from my class leader. Notwith standing, I had found kind friends to help me in all my undertakings, and whether in business, education, or spiritual ad vancement, I had b11 assisted beyond my highest expectation. GOING TO THE FRONT. Ten days after the President's procla mation was issued I was ready to start for Washington, having been employed by the Government and furnished with all the necessary equipments.- I was to go to the front and participate jn all the ex citement of the battle scenes or, in other words, be a field nurse. The great West was stirred to its center, and began to look like a vast military camp. Recruiting offices were filled with men eager to enroll their names as de fenders of their country, and women were busilv engaged in preparing all the com forts that love and patriotism could sug gest for those who were so soon to go forth to victory or to death, while the clash of arms and strains of martial music almost drowned the hum of in dustry, and war became, the theme of every tongue. About this lime I witnessed the de parture of the first Western troops which started for Washington. The regiments were drawn up in line, fully equipped for their journey, with their bright bayonets flashing in the morning sunlight. It was on the principal street of a pleasant little village of about 1,000 inhabitants, where there was scarcely a family who had not a father, husband, son or brother in that little band of soldiers who stood there ready to bid them farewell, perhaps for years, perhaps forever. A farewell address was delivered by the village pastor and a New Testament pre sented to each soldier, with the following inscription: "Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry." Then came the leave-taking; but it is too painful to dwell upon. The last fond word was spoken, the last embrace given, then came the order "March," and amid the cheers of the citizens, with banners proudly floating and the bands playing "The Star Span gled Banner," they moved forward on their wav to the Capital. On lookinir back now upon the scenes of that morning, notwithstanding I have looked upon others much more thrilling bincc then, yet I cannot recall that hour without feelings of deep emotion. While I btood there and beheld those manly forms convulsed with emotion, and heard the sobs of those whom they were leaving be hind, I could only thank God that I was free and could go forward and work, and was not obliged to stay at home and weep. A few hours more and I too was on my way to Washington. MOIiS AT 11ALTIMOEE. When I reached Baltimore I found the city in an uproar. Mobs were gathered in the streets and the utmost excitement prevailed, and as the crowded cars moved through the city toward the depot, the in furiated mob threw showers of stones, brickbats, and other missiles, breaking the windows and wounding some of the soldiers. Some of the men could not forbear firing into the crowd, notwithstanding their or ders were to the contrary; however, it had a good effect, for the mob boon dispersed. They probably had not forgotten the 6th Mass. and the Pennsylvania troops which bad passed through a short time before. The cars soon reached the depot and started immediately for Washington, where wc arrived in due time, weary, and in great need of food and sleep. Soon after reaching Washington I com menced visiting the temporary hospitals which were prepared to receive the sol diers who arrived thero sick. The troops came pouring in so fast, and the weather being extremely warm, all the general hospitals were soon filled, and it seemed impossible to prepare suitable or com fortable accommodations for all who re quired medical attention There are many things in connection with this war that we are disposed to find fault with, and we think the blame rests unon such and such individuals: but after investigating the matter we find that they are all owing to a combination of circumstances entirely beyond the con trol of those individuals, and it requires time to bring about the desired results. This has been my experience with regard to the hospital department. BUGGING FOIt COMFORTS. After walking through the streets for hours on a sultry southern day in search of one of those temporary hospitals. I would find a number of men there deliri ous with fever. Others had been sun struck and carried there, but no physician to be found in attendance. Then 1 would naturally come to the conclusion that the Burgeons were all slack concerning their duty, but upon going to the oflicc of the the loreign missionary neiu wi n- ' in which I must labor, sooner or later. I Imrl fnme here a stranccr with but little Surgeon in chargo of that department would find that a certain number of Sur geons were detailed every morning to visit those hospitals, and were faithfully performing their duty; but that the num ber of hospitals and patients were in creasing so fast that it required all day to make the tour. Consequently the last ones visited were obliged to wait and suf fer, without any blame attaching to the Surgeons. Then another great evil was (o bo reme died. There were thousands of sick men to be taken care of; but for these the Gov ernment had made no provision as re gards more delicate kinds of food. Nothing but hard bread, coffee, and pork for sick and well alike. The Sanitary Commis sion had not yet come into operation, and the consequence was our poor sick sol diers sufTcicd unspeakably from want of proper nourishment. 1 was speaking upon this subject one day to Chaplain B and his wife my constant companions in hospital labor when Mrs. B suggested that she and I should appeal to the sympathies of the ladies of Washington and Georgetown and try our hand at bogging. 1 agreed to the proposal at once, and wordercd why I had not thought of it myself. AVe decided to go to Georgetown first, and if we succeeded thero, to canvass Wash ington. So we commenced operations by calling upon a clergyman's wife. We made inquiry there with regard to our prospects of success, and the sentiments of the ladies generally upon the war ques tion, and finding that the majority woie in our favor we started again quite hopefully, but not until the lady above mentioned had given us an order on hor grocer to the amount of S5. 1 eao Sister B the credit of that, for I had introduced her as the wife of the Rev. Mr. B , Chaplain of the 7th. Th.cn I suggested that v.e should separate for a few hours she to take one street and I another, so that we might sooner get through the city. CAMP HOSPITALS. Our mission prospered throughout the day, and at the close of it we had a suffi cient supply of groceries, brandy, ice, jellies, etc., to fill our little ambulance, and oh, what a change those little deli cacies wrought upon our poor sick boys. We were encouraged by that day's work to continue our efforts in that direction, and finally made Dr. W.'s store a depot for the donations of those kind friends who wished to assist us in restoring to health the defenders of our beloved country. Typhoid fever began to make its ap pearance in camp as the burning sun of June came pouring down upon us, and the hospitals were soon crowded with its victims. It was then thai my labors be gan in earnest, and as 1 went from tent to tent, ministering to the wants of those delirious, helpless men, I wondered if there ever was a missionary field which promised a richer harvest than the one in which I was already engaged; and I w;ls thankful that it was my privilege to take some small part in so great a work. Large tents were furnished for hospital purposes, which would accommodate from 20 to 25 men. These tents were usually put up in the most pleasant and shady part of the camp. The inside was nicely leveled and board floors laid, if boards could be procured; if not, rubber blankets were laid down instead. Sometimes there were straw ticks and cot bedsteads furnished but not in suffi cient quantity to supply all the hospitals. New ANY TWO (your choice) of these 14- Great War Books, never before sold for less than $1 to $4 each, absolutely free and postpaid to every sub scriber, new or old, who sends us $1, either direct or through a Club-Raiser, for a year's subscriotton to THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE. A PEBSOiAL HISTORY OF U.S. BY ALBERT D. RICHARDSON, Author of Field, Dungeon and Escape) Beyond the Mississippi, Fully Illustrated; Large, Clear Type; HERE ARE ONLY TWO PERSONAL HISTORIES of Gen. Grant worthy the term : one is this volume bv Richardson. The circumstances attending the writing of this book were peculiar. The original work was done in 1872, and Mr. Richardson went to Ohio, where he spent Feveral months with Gen. Grant's family and friends, collecting material from original sources, receiving verbal statements and having access to all necessary documents, which he Worked un with tho. o.nri. for whinh hp tvns nntad ns an AM i author. Finally he submitted the proofs of his work after it was in type to Gen. Grant himself, who revised and y corrected it It very Dronerlv. therefore, bears the title, ' IWl "A Personal History." After the death Wa uuiuoiu yjourani, was emiJiuyuu uy wit; original publishers to revise and bring the work down to the close of Gen. Grants career. The result is the magnificent volume of 630 octavo pages which we now offer to our subscribers. It is illustrated with many portraits and maps, which greatly enhance its historic value. The type is clear and the page large. It is bound in leatheiette cover, suitable for preservation in a library. Those of our subscribers who have read the Field, Dungeon and Escape, by Mr. Richardson, know his literary style, and will welcome another volume from his pen. He, therefore, needs no special introduction. AVe do not sell tho book, but give it away like the rest. To those who desire a copy Ave suggest that they take an early opportunity to secure one, as we reserve the right to withdraw it "at any time when wc find it necessary to do so. FURTHER ADVENTURES of te BOY SPY. BY J. O. KERBEY. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED BY COFFIN. 384 Pages Bound in Leatherette. HIS FASCINATING BOOK COVERS THE REST of the career of the Boy Spy. It has 384 pages strongly bound in leatherette for preservation in the library. Those who followed the Boy Spy through the vicissitudes of his experiences in the South, in Richmond, and the Confederate army, as told in a previous volume, will appreci ate this book. It will be remembered that the book entitled " The Adventures of the Boy Spy " only covered the first two years of the war. From that time forward he saw a world of adventure at work a3 a telegraph operator, Signal Service man, and Union cavalryman. This book, like the other, abounds in touches of human nature, which light it up on every page. Geno is the heroine. Altogether it is a fascinating narrative, and, with its reminis cences of prominent officers and, inside history of life, at Headquarters, is at the same time the most picturesque and most useful of books so far written, involving the operations (I il ML HH Mi 1 1 of the contending forces which for four years fought back and forth over the historic ground from the Susquehanna to the James. . This work will not be for sale. It can only be obtained by subscribing to The National Tribune. It will be given as one of two books to be selected by the aubscriber, according to the proposition printed above. Address, v- 7-rtlitfrvy-t,! - ii--- - -- ' fi f - - - - ""ri, HORNING ROLLCALL IN CAHP. Every veteran will go hack in his memory to many a scene .like the one depicted above. TIiq bugler has fact that the boyi arc not in uniform. In most cases their nniform3 have been left in their tents. They seem Eoiumid the reveille at dawn and the boys have tumbled out. Theoretically, they are iu line, but. almost any- 1 to be particularly short on coats and vests, though there is not a full assortment of tronsers. Mheie within sound of the voice of the officer who is calling the roll will do. Wc need not call attention to the The command is Co. F, 1st Conn., and they are a good sample of the volunteers from the Ratine" State. Along each side of the tent the sick were laid on blankets or cots, leaving room to pass between the beds. In the center of the tont stood a temporary board table, on which were kept books, medicines, etc. The hosnital corns consisted of a Surgeon, Assistant Surgeon, Hospital Steward, j Ward Master, four nurses, two cooks, and a man-of-all-work. The immediate care i of the sick devolved upon those four muses, generally deir.ikd from the ranks, each one being on duty six hours with out intermission. The Surgeons visited the patients twice every day oftenor if required. The prescriptions were filled by the llo.-pital Steward, and the medi cine was auministoi od by the nurses. Mrs. B was desirous of vjsiting some of the public buildings in Washington, and wished me to accompany her. 1 did so, but found that it was almost impos sible to get alrg through the crowded streets. The gallant troips were coming in by thousands from every loyal State in the Union. The Capitol and White House were com mon places of resort for soldiers. Aims were slacked in the rotunda of the one and the lol Lies of the other, while our "noble boys in blue" lounged in the cushioned scats of members of Congress, or reclined in easy-chajrs in the Presi dent's Mansion. Camps of instruction were prepared near (he city, while eery hillside and valley for miles around was thickly dotted with snow-white tents. Soldiers drilling, fatigue parties building forts, artillery practicing, and the supply trains moving to and from the various headquarters presented a picture deeply interesting. TO BULL RUN.' "Marching orderst received to-dav. Two days more and the' Army of the Potomac will be on its way to Bull Run." I, find this registered in my journal of July 15, 18G1, without any comment whatever. BooksGre Oil Ili etc 630 Pages; Leatherette Cover. of Gen. Grant, Mr. Fletcher, one of the THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE, But I do not require a journal to refresh my memory with regard to the events of those two days of preparation wniosi fol- ' lowed their announcement. The Army of i the Potomac was soon to meet the enemy for the first time. A great battle was to I be fought. Nothing could be heard but the wild cheering of the men, as regiment after regiment received their orders. The possibility of a defeat never seemed to enter the mind of any. All the sick in camp now were to bo sent to Washington, clothes changed, kirvpsacks packed, let ters written home, packages sent to the -,--. .--.,-.,,,.. express ollice, etc. After all was done, e cry thing in readiness, and tho sick men tenderly laid in the ambulances, Mrs. B said: "Now, let us go to every ambulance and bid the boys good-by." As we passed along from one ambulance to another, speaking words of encourage ment to eacii soldier, many a tear would start from grateful eyes, and many a feeble voice uttered an earnest "God bless; you," while others would draw from their bosoms some cherished relic, and give as a token of remembrance. There was one patient, however, we did not put into an ambulance, and who was a great source of anxiety to us. He lay there upon a stretcher close by, waiting to be carried to a hou&e not far distant. He was young, not 17, with clear blue eyes, curly auburn hair, and a broad, white brow; his mother's' pride and an only son. Two weeks previously he had been attacked with typhoid fever. The Surgeon said, "You may do all you can for him, but ifc is a hopeless case." Mrs. B had devoted most of her time to him, and I was often called to assist her. He was delirious .and became quite unmanageable at times, and it required all tho strength wc possessed to keep him in bed; but now tho delirium of fover had passed away and he was helpless as an infant. AVe had written for his mother to come if possible, and had just received a EPff?. iy Offe-i BY GEM. LAFAYETTE C. BAKER. First Chief of the Secret Service of the United States. Illustrated Bound in PTVT TriT rrPAPJTTn KTTYRV aT?KT TRATTTT? J- XJ.IAJ VjlJHAJLJ. discloses in one complete narrative the secret history of the war in and about the National Capital. . The work comprises 398 octavo pages, printed in large type, with copiouB illustrations depicting many of the most dramatic scenes in the story. No one who has written from behind hJm ,r ,3affla.as mfmmjsmi 'the scenes was better jJfof this phase of ii : Tnnrfft inva nnvop '..av.V4L VV A.WVVA. WpMmmi iVtf?3KS arji 1 'X ' ft'tfj I iSf? jriM'tt. rf.r , "T.V -.:.. I - '- that while the Union armies met their enemies under the Tehel flag on the field, the men who were attempting to destroy the Union were busily engaged at the same time in eflbrts to undermine the authority of the Government by plot, deception and fraud within the very portals of the Capitol and White. House at Washington. All these secrets are uncovered in this story. The mysterious darkness which enshrouded the operations back and forth across the border line of the war is lightened up, and the tangled meshes of plot and counter-plot arc unraveled. The doings of surreptitious mail carriers, the going and coming of smugglers of' contraband supplies, and the secret intrigues of Northern sympathizers with Confederates in high places are laid bare. The part played by Canada as a basis of operation is explained. The operations of guerrillas, bushwhackers and illicit traders are given, with names of persons and places now for the first time made public. Finally the greatest and last of the conspiracies, which resulted in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, is given with a wealth of particulars and completeness of incident not to be found in any other book. This is a great work, as our subscribers will find, and we have prepared a popular edition of it which we shall give away as explained above. It is hand somely bound in leatherette, and is a contribution to the history of the rebellion which should be in every loyal household. ' " - The orignal edition of this work cost $2.50 in cloth, and our edition is printed from the same plates. OHiTR OTHER BOOKS: The Gannoieer, leryman ever'printed. Capturing a Locomotive. ettc. The mofci thrilling episode of If I Off 0 wta lustrations by Goffin. 320 pages, bound in leather-IVICgg)- ette. The inimitable book of soldier life. The Great Rebellion. The Great Rebellion. histories of the war, from start to finish. It should be in every American library. The Adventures of JUf Wilson. f5y6h SSt leatherette. This is a thrilling story of life and adventure within the Con federate lines. Two Great Raids: graph completely covering those sensational operations, and is told by the commanders participating in the respective affairs. letter from her, stating that she was on her way to Washington. A patiii:tic incident. Tho ambulances started with their freight of emaciated, suffering men. Slow ly that long train wound its way toward tho city, looking like a great funeral pro cession, and sadly we turned to our re maining patient, who was deeply affected at tho removal of his comrades. He was then carried to tho house above men tioned and a nurso left to take caro of ', while we were obliged to prepare for . . , our ; own comiort on tne long, weary marcn which was so near at hand Wo had just commenced to pack our saddle-bags, when wo heard an unusual noise as of someone crying piteously, and goin out to learn the cause of the excite ment, whom should we find but the mother of our handsome blue-eyed patient. She had called at tho Surgeon's tent to inquire for her son, and he had told her j that all tho sick had been sent to Wash ington, he having forgotten for tho moment tho exception with regard to her son. Tho first words I heard were spokdn in the most touching manner: "Oh, why did you send away my boy7 I wrot6 you I was coming. Oh, why did you send him away!" I shall never forget the expression of that mother's face as she stood there wringing her hands and repeating the question. Wo very soon rectified the mis take which the Surgeon had made, and in a few moments she was kneeling by the bedside of her darling boy, and wo re turned rejoicing that it had been our privilege to "deliver him to his mother." The 17th of July dawned bright and clear, and everything being in readiness, the Army of the Potomac took up its line of march for Manassas. In gay spirits the army moved forward, tho air resound ing with the music of the regimental bands and patriotic songs of the soldiers. During September: "! THE 14 BOOKS will be sent to any Club-Raiser who sends us a club of 10 yearly subscribers. Understand that each subscriber gets two books (this makes club-raising easy) and the Club-Raiser gets 14. For smaller clubs the Club-Raiser gets one book for each name sent in. m$s Leatherette; 398 Pages. JL-l.J-V-' KJ A VJLW JL. w-l-i.i.l Oi-LJU.JXV qualified than Gen. Baker to treat the great conflict. Many things here nmnro noon riicmrtcori ir m wo .vnnivn UU4UAW .& KA ... Vrf V. V- V. A V .U 1AA JULlSIt PfW Sj sfe, ha 5 384 pages, by Augustus C. Buell, illustrated, bound in leatherette. The best story of the life of an artil- By Rev. Wm. Pittenger. Illus trated; 384 pages, bound in leather- the war is described in this book. By J. T. Headley. Finely illustrated. Vol. I, 512 pages. Vol. II, 616 pages. This great work, in two large volumes, is one of the standard Grierson's and John Morgan's, Illustrated. Bound in leatherette. This book is a mono No gloomy forebodings seemed to damp the spirits of the men for a moment, but "On to Richmond" was echoed and re echoed as that vast army moved rapidly over the country. The main column reached Fairfax to ward evening, and encamped for the night. Col. R 's wife, of the 2d , Mrs. B and myself were, I think, the only three females who reached Fairfax that night. Tho day had been extremely hot, and not being accustomed to ride all day be neath a burning sun, we felt its effects very sensibly, and consequently hailed with joy the order to encamp for the night. Notwithstanding the heat and fatigue of the day's march, the troops were in high spirits, and immediately began pre paring supper. Some built fires while others went in search of and appropriated every available article that might in any way add to the comfort of hungry and fatigued men. The whole neighborhood was ransacked for milk, butter, eggs, poultry, etc., which were found insufficient in quantity to sup ply the wants of such a multitude. There might have been heard some stray shots fired in the direction of a field where a drove of cattle were quietly grazing, and soon after the odor of fresh steak was is suing from every part of the camp. 1'wish to state, however, that all "raids" made upon hen-coops, etc., were contrary to the orders of the General in command. I was amused to hear the answer of a hopeful young darky cook when interro gated with regard to the broiled chickens and beefsteak which he brought on for supper. Col. R demanded, in a very stern voice: "Jack, where did you get that beef steak and those chickens'" "Massa, I'se carried dem cl'ar from Washington; thought I'd cook 'em 'fore ' dey sp'il'd; and then added, with a broad f grin, "I aint no thief, I aint." FURTHER MISHAPS BY JOHN Illustrated with Hundreds 448 Pages see the boys, Si's "Pap" on TnE Way au which, to the Front. good fortune iriS back full of experiences to relate to "mother and the girls." This book will be keenly appreciated by those of our subscribers who re ceived a previous volume treating of the early military career of our heroes under the title of " Corporal Si Klegg." This record is simply the continuation, of the same story; although it treats of a different period of the war. Alexander Dumas or Charles Lever never wrote a more interesting book descriptive of a soldier's life than is here presented by the author of "The Further Mishaps to Si and Shorty." Any two of the following ten books may be selected in place of any two of the four new books, If preferred. The National Tribune book gives all pension laws and decisions and modes of procedure in get ting a pension. The Boy Spy in Dixie. The Field, Dungeon and Escape. 512 pages. A monument in war literature. WAR CONGRESS PICTURES. These Two Fine Pictures May Be Selected in Place of Two Books, if Preferred. We have two great pictures, each 22 x 28 in size, printed on fine plate paper, suitable for framing, mailed in a stout tube, postpaid. They are entitled " The War Senate " and " The War House," and they show respectively fine portraits of every member of both branches of the present Congress, the moat im portant for over 30 years. Washington, D. C. Col. R replied: "That will do, Jack; you can go now." Then the Colonel told us how he hadV seen Jack running out of a house as he rode along, and a woman ran out calling after him with all her might; but Jack never looked behind him, but escaped as fast as he could, and was soon out ofi sight. Said he: "I thought the youn$c rascal had been up to some mischief, so I rode up and asked the woman whati was the matter, and found he had stolenf all her chickens. I asked her how mucbt they were worth; she "reckoned" about 52. I think she made a pretty good hit, foi after I paid her she told me she had had only two chickens." Supper being over, pickets posted, and camp guards detailed, all became quiet for the night. Early the next morning tha reveille beat. The whole camp was soon in motion, and after a slight breakfast from our haversacks the march was re sumed. The day was very hot, and wo found great difficulty in obtaining water, the want of which caused tho troops much suffering. Many of the men were sunstruck, and others began to drop out of the ranks from exhaustion. All such as were not able to march were put into ambulances and sent back to Washing ton. Toward noon the tedium of the marchr began to be enlivened by sharp volleys ot musketry-in the direction of the advance guard; but those alarms were only oc casioned by our skirmishers pouring sa volley into everything which looked as il! it might contain a masked battery or a band of the enemy's sharpshooters. tTo be continued.) - EDITORIAL NOTE.-Stirrins incidents of the Bull Run battle and scenes in the hos pitals are described with wonderful fidelity, and comprise the second installment of thia war-narrative. TO SI AND SHORTY. MCELROY. of Illustrations by Klemroth. Leatherette Cover. ORPORAL SI EXEGG AND HIS COMRADE Shorty have become historic characters. They are th embodiment of the patriotic Union soldier who went into thearmy in 1861 and fought through the war to the finish Their experiences form those of the raw recruit, and in the course of time the seasoned veteran. They pav through the vicissitudes of the unwelcome discipline1 incident to the transformation of a country boy into a soldier. They encounter the dangers of the battlefield and the weariness of the tiresome march. Under all the circumstances these boys do their part manfully, having their ups and downs, their hard times and their good times, with a succession of comical blunders, brb liant achievements and stirring adventures which make up the panorama of a soldier's daily life. Several new characters are introduced in this volumes Among them may be mentioned the Jew Spy and Deacon Klegg, his "pap," who visits the armr to and falls into many trying places, from. however, the old man'3 hard sense and combined extricate him, and he goea Hand Book. 448 pngei. 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