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" DEAR MADAM : I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words... "
Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ... - Page 133
by Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 228 pages
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The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes of the Rebellion: Or, The Funny and Pathetic ...

Richard Miller Devens - United States - 1887 - 736 pages
...letter to the Adjutant General for Mrs. Bixby : EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, 2ist Nov., 1864. "Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on...
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Practical English Grammar and Correspondence: For Use in Business Colleges ...

Commercial correspondence - 1889 - 160 pages
...explains itself : EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 1864. To MBS. BIXBT, Boston, Mass. : Dear Madam, — I have been shown in the files of the War...battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death and Great Funeral Cortege ...

John Carroll Power - 1889 - 470 pages
...Department, a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons, who died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how...words of mine, which should attempt to beguile you of the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death and Great Funeral Cortege ...

John Carroll Power - 1889 - 486 pages
...reason I insert it here : EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, November 21, 1864. DEAR MADAM: — I have seen in the files of the War Department, a statement of...Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons, who died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine, which...
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My Story of the War: A Woman's Narrative of Four Years Personal ..., Part 1

Mary Ashton Livermore - Flags - 1889 - 726 pages
...the war had bereaved of five sons? DEAR MADAM, — I have seen in the files of the War Depart ment :i statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and comfortless must be any words of mine which...
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Thomas Jefferson's Views on Public Education

John Cleaves Henderson - Education - 1890 - 414 pages
...Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how...weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which would attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering...
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My Story of the War: A Woman's Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience ...

Mary Ashton Livermore - United States - 1890 - 636 pages
...the war had bereaved of five sons? DEAR MADAM, — I have seen in the files of the War Depart ment a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and comfortless must be any words of mine which...
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Thomas Jefferson's Views on Public Education

John Cleaves Henderson - Biography & Autobiography - 1890 - 414 pages
...opened a letter which read as follows : "EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, " November 21, 1864. " DEAR MADAM : I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who died gloriously on the...
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The American Review of Reviews, Volume 39

Albert Shaw - American literature - 1909 - 970 pages
...running as follows: EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 1864. To MRS. BIXBY, BOSTON, MASS. DEAR MADAM. I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on...
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Thomas Jefferson's Views on Public Education

John Cleaves Henderson - Biography & Autobiography - 1890 - 408 pages
...gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which would attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic...
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