Friday, April 16, 2010

Anxiety Of Our Citizens

Never have we seen so much anxiety manifested by our citizens as has been exhibited by them since the news of the battle at Pittsburg reached them. Men and women have thronged our office, day and night, anxiously inquiring for news. All of them appear to have had husbands, sons or brothers in the great conflict. As hour after hour and day after day have passed, and still no tidings of the loved ones been received, the anxiety of some minds has amounted to anguish. We have seen tears come into the eyes of strong men, as they have spoken of their sons or brothers being in that conflict and the probability that they may be even now needing assistance and unable to obtain it. It is a fearful suspense, and we truly hope that our community, from which so many brave men have gone to fight the battles of the nation, may soon be relieved from its anxiety.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, April 14, 1862, p. 1

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