The Story of Camp Chase: A History of the Prison and Its Cemetery, Together with Other Cemeteries where Confederate Prisoners are Buried, Etc
Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Smith & Lamar, agents, 1906 - 407 pages
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Page 50 - Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding.
Page 41 - To my true king I offered free from stain Courage and faith; vain faith, and courage vain. For him, I threw lands, honours, wealth, away, And one dear hope, that was more prized than they. For him I languished in a foreign clime, Grey-haired with sorrow in my manhood's prime ; Heard on Lavernia Scargill's whispering trees, And pined by Arno for my lovelier Tees; Beheld each night my home in...
Page 130 - He is in my room, sick," and immediately pulled a document out of his pocket, and said to him: "Here is a memorial I have drawn up to forward to the Government at Washington; what do you think of it?
Page 132 - They changed coats, and each stood at the other's cell door with his back exposed, and pretended to be engaged in making up their beds. As the turnkey entered, they ' turned in,' and pulled their doors shut. " Six, eight, ten o'clock came. How each pulse throbbed as they quietly awaited the approach of twelve ! It came — the sentinel passed his round — all well.
Page 98 - We care not whence they came, Dear in their lifeless clay! Whether unknown, or known to fame, Their cause and country still the same; They died — and wore the Gray.
Page 309 - They bear to him his mother's tone, His sister's mournful song, Until he longs to be alone, Far from that captive throng ; And when he lays him down to sleep With aching heart and weary, The winds and waves his vigils keep, Dear dreamer on Lake Erie. But all who love him pray to God, To bless his precious life With " patience " to endure the rod, With " faith " to close the strife ; And look beyond the dreary "now," To brighter days and better, When native winds shall fan his brow And only fond arms...
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Page 182 - ... are broad stretches of Sandusky Bay. The island was used almost exclusively as a prison for officers, the total number confined there from first to last aggregating over 15,000. The first prisoners were taken there in April, 1862, and in September, 1865, the last were sent to Fort Lafayette, when Johnson's Island was abandoned as a prison post.
Page 133 - Scioto, have to pass within a short distance of the Penitentiary. As they passed, the officer remarked : ' There's the hotel at which Morgan and his officers are spending their leisure.' 'Yes,' replied the General, 'and I sincerely hope he will make up his mind to board there during the balance of the war, for he is a great nuisance.