War reminiscences; a record of Mrs. Rebecca R. Pomroy's experience in war-times

9781236557582: War reminiscences; a record of Mrs. Rebecca R. Pomroy's experience in war-times

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...of sinners; that he pitied and forgave the thief on the cross. Finally McKinney dropped the burden that had agonized him so long, by trusting Christ to forgive him, and I called in my Catholic boys to see how easy one could die who trusted alone in the Saviour. "' It's gone now, mother dear,' he gasped; 'I feel so easy and willing to go.' "He died; and O, such a relief! His nurse sent for Father Boyle, but he never made his appearance in the hospital after that, and poor McKinney was laid away with no other honors save what was conferred upon him by the Massachusetts flag, beneath whose folds he was carried to his rest. The poor widow received the nurse's letter and money, and sent her a letter full of gratitude and thanks in reply." Mrs. Pomroy had several lucrative positions offered her while at Columbia College. One, an interest in an orphanage in Philadelphia. The president of the asylum visited her, and Miss Dix urged it upon her as a position that would confer great honor; but she modestly declined, saying that her health was not firm enough to engage in such an undertaking. She was again urged by Miss Dix to accept a position as matron in a fine new hospital at New Haven, Conn. Again, it was to be matron of the Girls' Industrial School, at Lancaster. She says of this last call: "Doctor Crosby, the surgeon in charge, said he would not let me go. And the boys all exclaimed after their fashion, "Bully for Doctor Crosby!'" She was urged again to leave the hospital and take charge of the Soldiers' Free Library in Washington, when Mr. Fowle, who had had charge of it, should leave for Boston; but Doctor Crosby again interposed, and she says, "I have not seen our Brigadier-General Dix about it yet, and I dread to...

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