Friday, September 30, 2016

Captain Samuel M. Quincy on Major Wilder Dwight

Our Major Dwight has won for himself the heartfelt admiration of the regiment. His indomitable pluck and perfect sang-froid were beautiful. I watched him on Saturday and Sunday with wonder and delight. Bullets and death he utterly despised and ignored. In short, he is a genuine hero.*

* See remarks of Hon. Josiah Quincy at the meeting of the Suffolk Bar, upon the occasion of the death of Wilder Dwight . Appendix III.

SOURCE: Elizabeth Amelia Dwight, Editor, Life and Letters of Wilder Dwight: Lieut.-Col. Second Mass. Inf. Vols., p. 247-8

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