Sunday, September 11, 2011

I am not a Hobson, a Dewey, a Schley nor a Sampson

The photograph below, from the Library of Congress, illustrates a one unexpected way a Bible saved a life not once, but twice, during the war.

I am not a Hobson, a Dewey, A Schley, nor a Sampson, but I was  High Private in Co. C., 8th N. Y. Cavalry, and carried this little Testament in my blouse pocket which, in two battles saved my life from bullets, as represented in the above photo.  The bullet in the upper corner was a shot at me at Cedar Creek Va., October 19, 1864.  The bullet in the centre crashed into the Testament during the battle of Appomattox (better known as Lee's surrender), April 8th and 9, 1865.  -- Walter G. Jones, McDonough, N.Y.

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