Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 235 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
brow of that greatest, that purest of God's
great creation, which by the magnetisml of
love throws thle inantle of protection front
the temptations which surround tlhe sterner
Nex, and, as in days of chivalry, to win whose
love and approbation is the incentive to the
great does of heroism which inspires the
soldier to greater deeds of valor.
I looking back a century ago, to the the
mothers of the Revolution which gave liberty
to mtillios of op pressed people, you see
to.d*My, in this fourth generation, the same
heroic fortitude and devotion that characterixed
the heroines of our early history. The
heroism and bravery of the women who gave
loving nnd brave encouragement to the
Anerican soldier during that terrible winter
at Valley Forge hals been transmitted to their
children of thle present generation, who are
fit representatives of their heroic mothers.
Wihat soldier within the hearing of my voice
can look back and not cherish the memory of
wtne loving hand on the fevered brow of
* omN r ctomtrade in arms, giving him words of
emncotn01remenl t and synmplathy while lying
oHunled or helpless from disease il the hospial,
while she lifted her hands in loving
Olieittude to the great father above, and lifting
her ey es in heavenly benediction for the
tutl of s w n departed hero. history fails to
tnrwl the equal of thie women of America
for heroic fortitude and moral bravery. Is it
any wonder, then, that America s8oulld have
pOluoced a Wa sxlhington, a l.,e, a Grant, a
Jkwn*, a Mel'terson or a ,Johnston, and
h:cl of otler illustrious clieftains, wihen
they drew from their mothers' breast the
devotion to principle that has made every
American woman a queen and every American
a sovereign? I see around me to-day the
little ones who are the future mothers of a
race of sovereigns, who, by the immutable
law of nature, will vie with if not excel their
forefathers. May God bless and protect the
women of America, is the heartfelt and sincere
prayer of every soldier.
"In conclusion, let us old soldiers, as was
so eloquently and graphically described by
Rev. Dr. Pierce yesterday in his memorial
sermon, be able to say, when taps put out
our lights and we hear the bugle call above,
like St. Paul, We ]lave made a good fight
and are ready to depart.' Let us, while still
in the field, bind in closer unity the bond of
fraternal fellowship and keep pure and unsullied
as the driven snow the great banner
of liberty and the unbroken Union for which
so Much brothers' blood was shed, and thle
veterans of thie Nortlh and the veterans of tlie
South will be found side by side, working in
fraternal harmony for onur country's good,
and cherishing and keeping green thie iem-ory
of our departed comrades, leaving such a
1nemory as will be cherished and nurtured
by the blessings of those we leave behind."
MAY 30, 1890.
Tlie Memorial day exercises at the Trinity
cemetery on this occasion were a success.
Promptly at 10 lA M., tlhe procession moved
from the G. A. R. hall down Eln and up
Main street. AV. F. Cottmnan acted as marslal
of tle (ay.
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/235/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.