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1916. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV HIGH up in her tower Rose Sheldon
sat, day ofter day, picking lint. The youth of the land, the flower
and hope of the country, lay bleeding and mangled in the army
hospitals. They needed lint, bandages, medicine, nursing--and the
patriotic women of America responded nobly to the appeal. Those who
witnessed it will never forget the scenes--mothers and daughters
picking, picking, picking lint, with eyes blinded with tears, for
the relief of the misery and suffering of loved ones in hospitals
and prisons. As this one of the many plied her fingers, her mind
was far away in the camp and on the march. During the last few days
she had seen bands of refugees in the fastnesses of the mountains.
Farmers were driving Northward their cattle and stock and valuables
of every description. The roads were lined with deserters and
stragglers hastening to places of safety. Everyone who could do it
was fleeing from the Rebels, who were reported everywhere and
anywhere, but always close at hand. Rose Sheldon heard these
reports and saw these movements; but her mind was at the front. Her
anxiety was whether there would be a battle, and if so, would Tom
Webster be in it. His brief letter lay at her side, telling her of
the captured despatch, of his journey to Harrisburg, of Col. C 's
words about John Brown, of the general expectation of a decisive
battle, and finally, --in spite of her words of prohibition, for
she must be relenting now, --of his undying love and devotion
which, he assured her, grew deeper and stronger day by day, and she
held his happiness in her hands. One day suddenly a low, distinct,
prolonged boom fell upon her ears. It was like the rumbling of
thunder, far away over the mountains; as she had often heard it
before the storm clouds appeared on the ...
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