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Famous Adventures and Prison Escapes of the Civil War

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,642 / 262 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,085
Added to site: 2006.07.07
mnybks.net#: 14123
Genres: History, War, Adventure

Edited by G.W. Cable

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d to a school official that the cost of provisions in the Confederacy was getting very high, butter, especially, being scarce and costly. "Never fear, my dear madam," he replied. "Texas alone can furnish butter enough to supply the whole Confederacy; we'll soon be getting it from there." It's just as well to have this sublime confidence.

July 15.--The quiet of midsummer reigns, but ripples of excitement break around us as the papers tell of skirmishes and attacks here and there in Virginia. "Rich Mountain" and "Carrick's Ford" were the last. "You see," said Mrs. D. at breakfast to-day, "my prophecy is coming true that Virginia will be the seat of war." "Indeed," I burst out, forgetting my resolution not to argue, "you may think yourselves lucky if this war turns out to have any seat in particular."

So far, no one especially connected with me has gone to fight. How glad I am for his mother's sake that Rob's lameness will keep him at home. Mr. F., Mr. S., and Uncle Ralph are beyond the ag

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