Civil War Overview
Civil War 1861
Civil War 1862
Civil War 1863
Civil War 1864
Civil War 1865
Civil War Battles
Robert E. Lee
Civil War Medicine
Civil War Links
Civil War Art
Republic of Texas
Civil War Gifts
Robert E. Lee Portrait
the poor lady was a little wrong
in her head. They who had heard her story knew far otherwise.
Patience was still thinking of
the old words written on every wave of the shifting sea. It will bring him back
to me. So often did she gaze and think that the great deep seemed an image of a
Great Love, deep and infinite, a Love on which she trusted she was being borne
up, a Love which in her firm faith she believed would one day bring back—not
dead, but alive—all that she had loved and lost.
HUMORS OF THE DAY.
A LETTER from Gilmore's gallant
army contains the following:
We had just captured Morris
Island, and I think that never did the feeling of hilarity that follows a
quickly-successful engagement more thoroughly pervade a mass of men—soldiers
shouting, singing, happy. The sturdy Jack Tars, in quest of adventure or
abandoned "loot," doing and saying as only they can when thoroughly buoyant in
spit it, came upon the subject of my yarn.
A bronzed blue-jacket had
captured a mule, and, not without difficulty, mounted it, perching himself as
near the animal's tail as there was a shadow of a chance—the mule objecting in
every known way of a mule, and in some ways until then unexhibited.
"Jack, sit more amidships," said
Hardy, the first engineer of the Weehawken, "and you'll ride easier."
"Captain," quoth old Salty, "this
is the first craft that I was ever in command of, and it is a pity if I can't
stay on the quarter-deck."
A lady, who was very modest and
submissive before marriage, was observed by a friend to use her tongue pretty
freely afterward. "There was a time when I almost imagined she had none." "Yes,"
said the husband, with a sigh, "but it's very long since."
Laugh at no man for his pug nose;
you can never tell what will turn up.
We wonder if any body ever picked
up a tear that was dropped.
O'Brien said to Horne Tooke, on
the hustings, "So I understand you have all the blackguards in London with you."
"I am happy to have it, Sir, on such good authority."
"Miss Brown, I have been to learn
how to tell fortunes," said a young man to a brisk brunette. Just give me your
hand." "La, Mr. White, how sudden you are!"
EPITAPH ON A MR. MORE.
Here lies one More, and no more
One More, and no more, how can
Why, one More and no more may
well lie here alone;
But here lies one More, and
that's more than one.
WHAT DAVID MIGHT HAVE DONE IN
SCOTLAND.—A Scotch minister, very homely in his address, chose for his text a
passage from the Psalms—"I said in my haste, All men are liars." "Ay," premised
his reverence by way of introduction, "ye said it in your haste, Dawvid, did ye?
Gin ye had been here ye might have said it at your leisure, mon."
What is every body doing at the
same time?—Growing older.
A gentleman replied to a female
Irish vagrant who accosted him that he never gave to beggars in the street. "If
I knew where your Honor lived," quickly responded the woman, "I'd be after
calling at your house, and then I shouldn't interfere with your arrangements."
A country youth, who had returned
home from London, was asked by his anxious father if he had been guarded in his
conduct while there. "Oh yes," was the reply, "I was guarded by two policemen
part of the time."
A wag says that in journeying
lately he was put into an omnibus with a dozen persons of whom he did not know
is single one. Turning a corner shortly after, however, the omnibus was upset;
"and then," said he, "I found them all out."
A Quaker, upon being asked why he
did not venture to go to an election, at which the proceedings were very
riotously conducted, and give his vote, replied: "Friend, I do not see why I
should endanger my own poll to benefit another man's."
"Will you take the life of Pierce
or Scott this morning, madam?" said a newspaper boy to good Aunt Betsy. "No, my
lad," she replied, "they may live to the end of their days for all of me— I've
nothing agin 'em."
A windy orator once got up and
said—"Sir, after much reflection, consideration, and examination, I have calmly,
and deliberately, and carefully come to the determined conclusion, that in those
cities where the population is very large, there are a greater number of men,
women, and children than in cities where the population is less."
"What do you mean, you little
rascal?" exclaimed an individual to an impudent youth that had seized him by the
nose in the street, "Oh, nothing; only I am going out to seek my fortune, and
father told me to be sure to seize hold of the first thing that turned up."
A lady who prided herself upon
her extreme sensibility, said one cloy to her butcher, "How can you follow such
a cruel profession? Ah! how can you kill the poor little innocent lambs?"
"Madam!" cried the astonished butcher, "would you prefer cooking them alive?"
I remember (says a
philanthropist) the case of an old woman at the back of Bishopsgate Street, who
lived in a house just opposite a gully-hole; and when I questioned her as to the
smell, she replied: "No, Sir, there isn't no smell; there has been a deal of
sickness about, and I have lost my son; but I am manured to it, and don't mind
What part of speech is
kissing?—It is a conjunction.
MAP OF THE THEATRE OF
GENERAL ROSECRANS'S OPERATIONS IN THE STATES OF
TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA.