Manuscript, 1905, A History of the Memorial Association Formed in Tallahassee After the Late Civil War, Ellen Call Long (Page 4 of 4)

Series: (M92-1) Box 3, Folder 7

Lincoln Letters

Lincoln Letters

Manuscript, 1905, A History of the Memorial Association Formed in Tallahassee After the Late Civil War, Ellen Call Long

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to the front in martial array. Shall these brave, unselfish and patriotic men be forgotten while their bodies lie in obscure and unmarked graves? No, say southern women. We could not struggle with the gun and sword, but these four years of anxious suffering were not spent by us in idleness and amusement or always in comfort or ease but every day and many nights were devoted to the hospitals for the sick soldiers, to the preparation of delicate food for the same, and to the sewing and knitting of suitable clothing. No, no, our soldiers shall not be forgotten, for their memories shall live with us always.