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Abe Lincoln as well as Henrietta Lee in October, 1862– each wished to provide their heart to an injured man– beyond their feuding flags. En path house to the White Residence, Lincoln stopped in Frederick, Maryland to provide his heart to Federal General George L. Hartsuff, while Henrietta Lee stayed in her home, Bedford, in Shepherdstown ministering to Gen. Alexander R. Lawton. And, Abe and Henrietta with, after that, heavy hearts both beseeched a Diviner Hand or conjured up a classic virtue for relief.
2_I state this without any kind of malignance
I say this with no malignance in my heart to those who have actually done otherwise. May our youngsters and our kids’s kids to a thousand generations, continue to take pleasure in the benefits conferred upon us by a united country, and also have reason yet to rejoice under those glorious establishments bestowed to us by Washington and also his companions.– Lincoln, Frederick Maryland October 4, 1862
3_Wrote Henrietta Bedinger Lee
Composed Henrietta Bedinger Lee:
The battle near Sharpsburg loaded our town to overruning with injured and also dying men. Every vacant house, every church as well as almost all the exclusive homes have actually been full. I had eleven and with their assistants sixteen … Oh, the amount of desolate homes, orphan children and widowed moms has this repellent, terrible as well as oppressive battle triggered … Ah it is really as well unfortunate to see the new Stranger’s graveyard, there are numerous, numerous graves– what a period for representation and soul-searching this death need to bring … O I am in best worry that another battle will certainly be dealt with here. God in grace supply us. O kid of my heart, exactly how I wish for tranquility and remainder. This bad letter has to do now.– Henrietta Bedinger Lee, Shepherdstown, Va., October 3, 1862.
Morning September 17, 1862 at the Cornfield, on the Antietam Field of battle:.
5_By seven_oclock in the Cornfield.
By 7 o’clock in the Cornfield/East Woods area, 13,682 men fought, with 4,368 coming to be casualties, or thirty-two percent. By coincidence, Hartsuff’s Federal brigade under Gen. Ricketts, directly faced, amongst others, Lawton’s old brigade, currently that Lawton rose to division leader.– Severe, p. 373.
6_Lawton dropped initially.
Lawton fell initially.
7_Wrote Gen. John Bell Hood.
Wrote Gen. John Bell Hood:.
On the morning of the 17th immediate, concerning 3 oclock, the firing started along the line occupied by General Lawton. At 6 oclock I got notice from him that he would need all the help I could give him. A couple of mins after, a member of his personnel reported to me that he was injured as well as desired me to come forward asap. Remaining in readiness, I at the same time marched out on the area in line of fight and quickly came to be engaged with an enormous force of the enemy, including not less than 2 corps of their military. It was below that I observed the most terrible clash of arms, without a doubt, that has happened during the battle.– John B. Hood, Official Record, Collection 1– Quantity 19 (Component I), p. 923.
8_Lawton was delivered.
9_Lees house Bedford.
Lawton was supplied as were lots of Confederate soldiers from the early morning fight, to Shepherdstown, and ultimately to the Lees’ home, Bedford, soon to be among those eleven males there, injured or unwell with typhoid high temperature. Edmund Jennings Lee, Henrietta’s hubby, was likewise residence seriously ill with typhoid.
After that Hartsuff dropped, as well.
Created Gen. Ricketts:.
On the early morning of the 17th the order to development and occupy the timbers in front was being performed, when General Hartsuff, that was analyzing the ground, was significantly injured, as well as the services of this important police officer were lost.– James B. Ricketts, Official Record, Series 1– Volume 19 (Component I), p. 259.
Hartsuff was struck in the hip while on his horse, soon grew faint and was left. The account by the 48th Pennsylvania routine historian was that the bullet penetrated deep.
12_removed to Frederick.
into Hartsuff’s pelvic tooth cavity, could not be obtained, as well as he was thus removed to Frederick Maryland, as were most Government wounded, and also where Hartsuff began a sluggish, eight-month recovery. He was healing under the roofing system of the house at 119 Record Road, where Lincoln found him in the late afternoon of Saturday October 4, 1862.
Saturday, October 4, 1862– Sharpsburg, MD; Climate: cool in the early morning, after that warmer.
14_rode to South Hill battlefield.
15_Pike east to Frederick Maryland.
President Lincoln as well as Gen. McClellan visited injured in the area of headquarters. Lincoln visited “Fightin’ Prick” (Gen. Israel B.) Richardson that lay mortally injured at Pry Residence. They rode to South Mountain battlefield and also ended their survey. At midday, Lincoln’s entourage took the National Pike east to Frederick, Maryland.
Lincoln showed up in Frederick at 4:45 PM accompanied by Maj.-Gen. McClernand, Col. L.S. Marther, Chief of Weapons, of McClellan’s Team; Capt. W. Rives, Help to McClellan; Capt. Derrickson, of the One Hundred and also Fiftieth Pennsylvania; John W. Garrett, Head Of State of the Baltimore as well as Ohio Railroad; Marshal Lamon, of the District of Columbia; Hon. O.M. Hatch, Assistant of State, of Illinois; J.P. Kennedy, Superintendent of the Demographics, as well as a body of cavalry.
16_entered Frederick by West Patrick Road.
The celebration entered Frederick by West Patrick Road, travelled through Court and Church streets, and then stopped at Mrs. Ramsey’s home, to see Gen. Hartsuff, who was wounded at Antietam.– The New York Times, Oct. 6, 1862.
A huge crowd, mostly of tinted individuals, collected about your home, where he stopped momentarily, and also supported as well as kept applauding up until he was compelled to come out and respond in a little speech from the door action …– Marvin, p. 238.
Here the President, being gotten in touch with, made the complying with speech:.
17_hardly proper for me to make speeches.
In my existing position it is barely proper for me to make speeches. Every word is so carefully kept in mind that it will certainly refrain from doing to make insignificant ones, and also I can not be anticipated to be prepared to make a developed one simply currently. If I were as I have actually been a lot of my life, I might, probably, talk amusing to you for half a hr, and also it would not harm anybody: yet as it is, I can only return my sincere thanks for the compliment paid our cause and our typical country.– The New York City Times, Oct. 6, 1862.
18_short walk later on down Market Road to the railway terminal.
A short walk later on down Market Road to the railway station, by popular demand Lincoln demurred and also ascended the system on the last train car and also told a passionate crowd:.
FELLOW-CITIZENS: I see myself bordered by soldiers, and a little further off I keep in mind the people of this great city of Frederick, nervous to listen to something from me. I can only state, as I did five mins earlier, it is not proper for me to make speeches in my existing setting. I return thanks to our soldiers for the excellent service they have actually rendered, for the energies they have actually shown, the challenges they have withstood, as well as the blood they have so nobly lose for this dear Union of ours; as well as I additionally return thanks not just to the soldiers, but to the excellent people of Maryland, and to all the good males and females in this land, for their commitment to our wonderful cause.
20_Confederate injured he ministered to.
Then thinking of the Confederate wounded he ministered to, Lincoln said:.
I state this without any type of malice in my heart to those that have actually done otherwise. May our.
20a_children and also our kids kids.
kids as well as our children’s kids to a thousand generations, remain to take pleasure in the benefits gave upon us by a united nation, and also have cause yet to rejoice under those remarkable institutions bequeathed us by Washington as well as his associates. Now, my good friends, soldiers and people, I can only claim again, goodbye.– New York Tribune, October 6, 1862; Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 5. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
21_At 10 P.M. The unique train bearing.
At 10 P.M. The special train bearing the Governmental party got here in Washington.
Mrs. Lincoln sent out 1,000 pounds. grapes to armed forces hospitals throughout the following week.– Philly News, 7 October 1862.
July 19, 1864– The Burning of Bedford, Henrietta Lee’s House:.
24_On July 19th 1864 Henrietta Lees house.
On July 19th 1864, Henrietta Lee’s home, Bedford, and also its whole materials were heated as well as melted to the ground by the 1st New York City Cavalry under orders of Federal General David Seeker. The following day she composed a renowned letter, called “a masterpiece of sublime.
25_Hyena-like you tore my heart to items.
invective,” to Gen. Hunter. At one factor in the letter, she wrote: “Hyena-like you tore my heart to pieces.”.
July 21, 1864: A Joyous Reunion of Hartsuff as well as His Just-Discharged Male:.
The really next day– Thursday, July 21st– away in Boston, the guys, when commanded by Gen. Hartsuff– the 13th Massachusetts Infantry– noisily and joyously got back, as their three-year enlistments expired.
26_he strayed over to Boylston Hall.
Bradley Forbush, chronicler for the 13th Massachusetts Routine, composed:.
When the residue of the 13th Mass gone back to Boston at the end of their 3 years service, Gen’ l Hartsuff occurred to be in the area the day they got here. Reviewing it in the paper, he wandered over to Boylston Hall to drop in on them.
Veteran Charles Davis composed:.
While we were busy with our toilet or trembling hands with old partners and also friends, who should walk right into the hall but General Hartsuff, our old brigadier-general. Joining hands we created a ring with the.
28_Joining hands we developed a ring with the basic in the centre.
general in the centre. If he had any kind of uncertainties of our desire for him, they have to have been removed at that moment, for such enthusiasm is hardly ever seen. We had actually not met him considering that he led us via the corn-field at Antietam, where he was injured and where we divided. Applaud upon joy was sent out up in greeting to him, until we were hoarse with the effort.
29_Lincoln was eliminated.
The battle finished. Of program, Lincoln was killed and time continued its cycles.
Hartsuff would live up until 1874. At the very first 13th Massachusetts re-union supper, in Dec. 1868, at the American Home in Boston, Gen’ l Hartsuff resolved the assistants: Regardless of the greater size and value of my western command, my old brigade,.
which was my very first love, was the best and also the truest.
31_their home called Leeland.
The Disincarnation of Bedford:.
After the battle, the Shepherdstown Lees restored structure stones of the destroyed Bedford to build once more on the other side of community, their residence called, Leeland. Samuel Phillips Lee, a relative as well as rear-admiral on the Federal side, assisted to spend for its building and construction.
33_Daniel Bedinger a hero of the Revolution.
34_forced sale in 1880 to a flourishing Union man.
However the ruins of Bedford consisted of undying memories for Henrietta Lee of her childhood at the house constructed by her father Daniel Bedinger, a hero of the Revolution. When Bedford passed from her control at a forced sale in 1880 to a prosperous “Union male” around, she wrote magnificently to herself:.
35_Bedford, the precious residence as well as birthplace of my dear Papa.
This day, Bedford, the beloved home as well as birth place of my dear Daddy as well as sis along with myself and 2 bros, was marketed. It has died for life from me. I have actually dropped so.
36_I have dropped numerous rips in the last 10 years.
numerous splits in the last 10 years that I thought the font style was dry. God alone knoweth. It.
37_It has not delighted my Papa to approve this prayer.
has not delighted my Daddy to approve this prayer as well as I bow submissively as well as humbly to His will.
38_My grasp upon disposable points is loosened and also my wearisome trip.
No connection of earthly goods continue to be to maintain me joined to the world. My understanding upon disposable points is loosened up as well as my wearisome journey to the end will be much easier, ‘Nearer to thee my God, nearer to thee although it be a cross that raiseth me.’ Thou hast provided me the bread of misfortune as well as the water of ailment, yet thine hand upholdeth me still.
39_She made a last pilgrimmage to the website on November 19th.
She made a last pilgrimmage to the site on November 19th, making there a Shakespearean indictment:.
40_Now Bedford say goodbye to. The residence and name dead.
Nov. 19th– November winds growl lazily by. This night alone and sadly I turned my footsteps to Bedford. Now Bedford, say goodbye to. Your house and name dead. As I walked pensively over its once stunning, now spoiled premises, I questioned what had been the specific wrong of my forefathers that it was brushed up away from the earth with the wave of destruction limited one rock upon another to tell it had as soon as been an attractive magnificent habitation of joy and.
41_And my heart asks: who did sin, this guy or his father?
joy. My grandpa’s house and also my papa’s native home along with mine. And my heart asks: ‘who did transgression, this man or his papa?’ that their house as well as memory are swept away from the kids of men. Unfortunately that can tell.
42_they reject us however mess up as well as damage follow the present.
Probably they deny us, but mess up and also damage adhere to the gift. I rested me down upon a component of the old structure as well as cried aloud. Not also a bird listened to the sobs as they welled up from my barren heart. I called each dear acquainted name of my childhood years however none answered. There was neither voice nor sound.
43 _ called the honored name of mommy.
I stood in the wreck which was when my angel mom’s area and also called the honored name of mommy. Yet the cold grey sky just heard. I placed my arms as well as faded sorrow worn cheek upon every tree. My arms enclosing the old worn out trunks and also, my cheek pushed to the bark.
44 _ their shade or with active and also active limbs.
as furrowed as well as practically old as the tree, yet my dear father grew them and in youth. I relaxed under their color or with active and active arm or legs, climbed up as well as sat gladly amongst the branches. Unfortunately youth! What a quick period. Visitations of dark pain and also sadness have been gone to upon me. Such a checkered life that I nearly am inclined to doubt I was ever a child. That duration is so much away as well as the streaming darkness of the here and now so totally envelope my presence.
Oh why is it that we so cling to life from the cradle to the tomb, tears are portioned to us? Has it been so with every person born upon planet? Yes! For all have sinned as well as sin brings sorrow as well as death. A precious home resembles a mommy’s breast, go from it afar, yet we can never fail to remember or discontinue to like and also cling to it. Commonly I desire I was miles and miles away from my scattered and destroyed home, yet below it is constantly before my eyes, saddened by what it is and also what it was.
45_the aging Alexander Lawton made a surprise see.
A lots approximately years later, the aging Alexander Lawton made a shock visit to the Lees at Leeland Lawton’s wound in 1862 had required re-assigning him to non-combatant roles. Each.
46_Each_were stooped, grey and still spirited.
were stooped, grey and also still perky.
47_In an undated letter.
In an undated letter created after 1893, Henrietta Lee created her now expanded as well as wed child, Netta, of his check out:.
Who do you think about all the wounded that found shelter as well as interest at Bedford pertained to see us on Saturday? Gen. Lawton as well as his kid. His household are up at Capon Springs and also he brought his child a child concerning 17 to see the Sharpsburg combat zone. He appeared very glad to see us and revealed himself most gratefully for our interest throughout his injured state. I was really grateful to see him, he seems in ideal health and wellness as well as really jovial. He was really upset at the burning of Bedford.
48_Now my pleasant child my paper is full.
Currently my sweet child my paper is complete & & morning meal is waiting– Love as well as kisses to all from your– Mom.
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