By Susan R. Hull
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The General replied that he had not, but that he had noticed he had been confoundedly in the way. When questioned, Lieutenant Haines admitted he had endeavored to shield his father, as he thought if anything happened he was better able to endure it, and his father's life was of more consequence than his. Lieutenant Mervyn Buckey, of Maryland, had just graduated at West Point when the Spanish War broke out. He was put in command of a company, and when it landed on the shores of Cuba was told to wait until the other boats came with men and arms.
He wassleeping the sleep that knows no waking, till his eyes are opened in brighter climes than this poor world of ours. Like St. Stephen, he saw the heavens opened and a shining pathway from earth Page 40 to heaven upon which his innocent soul was wafted to eternal glory. Bertie Thorburn, the little girl here mentioned, was most beautiful, with mind and heart far in advance of her years. It is an interesting coincidence that at the time she was acting her part in the great tragedy, in North Carolina, her future husband, a cadet of twelve, was taking notes in Richmond, which have just been published, and which I consider the most interesting personal narrative I have seen since the war.
They so often seemed smiling triumphantly, though dying defeated. One wounded boy struck me particularly. I was going over the field to help take off the wounded and found a boy who was shot in the breast. ' We took him to the tent and he made no moan, though the wound, which was slight, must have been very painful. I think he will recover. It made me really sick," he added. <><><><><><><><><><><><> Bennett H. Young, the Man Who Bearded Morgan Bennett H. Young, the Kentucky lawyer who upset all precedent by treating J.