Image from page 36 of “Our army nurses : interesting sketches and photographs of over one hundred of the noble women who served in hospitals and on battlefields during our late Civil War, 1861-65” (1897)
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Title: Our army nurses : interesting sketches and photographs of over one hundred of the noble women who served in hospitals and on battlefields during our late Civil War, 1861-65
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Holland, Mary Gardner
Publisher: Boston : Lounsbery, Nichols & Worth
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant
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for? I fear you are too weakto rally. ^o one who could come, he replied.Give me your address. I wrote it, and he said, ^ow put it into the book under my pillow. It was OUR ARMY NURSES. 25 a Testament, and my address was deposited therein.I bade him good-bye, and spoke a Httle of theheavenly land, then left him. In about two monthsI received a letter, saying the only excuse he had forwriting to me was that he had not strength to thankme when I left him, and he believed the blackberriesI gave him had saved his life. That day he had beenon crutches beside his cot for the first time, and butfor a minute; hoped he should soon be transferred tohis own State. I have forgotten whei*e he lived, butif this should ever meet the eye of John Tucker, Ihope to hear from him. I could add many thrilling incidents to this briefjournal, but forbear, that I may give space for thelarge number of contributions to this book, many ofthem having barely place for their present address. Mary A. Gardner Holland.
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26 OUR ARMY NURSES. BURIED WITH THE FLAG. An army nurse, returning home from her work among the woundedto die, requested that she might be buried with the old flag wrappedaround her.—•■WomarCs Work in the Civil War page 493. Home she went exhausted, dying,With her soldier-husband lying At her side with battle scars.And she said: When death has found me,Soothed me into rest and crowned me,Wrap the flag I love around me, With the glorious Stripes and Stars. With the Stars and Stripes wrapped round herShe was speaking truth profounder Than the bugle ever brayed;While the patriot women renderTo the Flag a love so tender.Not a stripe shall lose its splendor. Not one star shall ever fade. And the earth that closed upon herSeemed to rise up with new honor And draw nearer unto God;While all hearts were rent asunderWith a thrill of awe and wonderAs the Stars and Stripes went under The very ground they trod. Ob ! the sweet and tender storyOf these patriot souls sheds glory On the Flag for
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