Sunday, December 25, 2011

"Any more news?" . . .

. . . queried a little girl of us yesterday.  “Yes,” we said, “Beauregard got his arm shot off!”  “Good,” she replied, “we’ve got that much of him, anyhow.” – Grown folks generally wish it was his head and are not so disposed to be thankful for small favors.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, April 11, 1862, p. 1

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