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Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General

Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General
Having faith in your patriotism and ability, the President has been pleased to appoint you a brigadier-general of volunteers. Do you accept? From the Hon. Jupiter Doke to the Secretary of War. Hardpan, Illinois, Nov. 9, 1861. It is the…

The Very Old Folk

The Very Old Folk
It was a flaming sunset or late afternoon in the tiny provincial town of Pompelo, at the foot of the Pyrenees in Hispania Citerior. The year must have been in the late republic, for the province was still ruled by…

The Nameless City

The Nameless City
When I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed. I was traveling in a parched and terrible valley under the moon, and afar I saw it protruding uncannily above the sands as parts of a corpse may…

The Crime at Pickett’s Mill

The Crime at Pickett's Mill
There is a class of events which by their very nature, and despite any intrinsic interest that they may possess, are foredoomed to oblivion. They are merged in the general story of those greater events of which they were a…

A Resumed Identity

A Resumed Identity
I The Review As A Form Of Welcome One summer night a man stood on a low hill overlooking a wide expanse of forest and field. By the full moon hanging low in the west he knew what he might…

A Fruitless Assignment

A Fruitless Assignment
Henry Saylor, who was killed in Covington, in a quarrel with Antonio Finch, was a reporter on the Cincinnati Commercial. In the year 1859 a vacant dwelling in Vine street, in Cincinnati, became the center of a local excitement …