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A Daughter of the Union   By: (1865-1932)

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A DAUGHTER OF THE UNION

by

LUCY FOSTER MADISON

Author of "A Colonial Maid," Etc.

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers . . New York By arrangement with The Penn Publishing Co.

Copyright 1903 by The Penn Publishing Company

Manufactured in the U. S. A.

Contents

Chapter Page I WHAT GIRLS CAN DO 5 II A GREAT AWAKENING 20 III STARTING FOR DIXIE 31 IV A TIMELY RENEWAL OF ACQUAINTANCE 41 V CASTING BREAD UPON THE WATERS 53 VI IN DIXIE LAND 70 VII THE EXAMPLE OF A GIRL 83 VIII THROUGH SHOT AND SHELL 95 IX JEANNE MEETS THE HERO OF NEW ORLEANS 104 X AN UNFORESEEN RESULT 117 XI CLEARED OF SUSPICION 128 XII AN UNEXPECTED MEETING 137 XIII UNDER EVERY FLOWER THERE LURKS A SERPENT 147 XIV A VICTIM OF DECEIT 158 XV BEFORE GENERAL BUTLER AGAIN 168 XVI THE VELVET GLOVE CONCEALS THE IRON HAND 178 XVII AGAIN DECEIVED 189 XVIII IN THE ENEMY'S CAMP 200 XIX "BOB" 212 XX THE ARREST OF A SPY 225 XXI A SURPRISE AND AN ESCAPE 237 XXII DICK TO THE FORE 250 XXIII RECAPTURE 259 XXIV VICKSBURG 272 XXV MADAME AGAIN 280 XXVI JEANNE MEETS FRIENDS 290 XXVII A PRISONER OF WAR 302 XXVIII THE SIEGE BEGINS 314 XXIX MADAME FOR THE LAST TIME 324 XXX THE END OF THE SIEGE 334

A DAUGHTER OF THE UNION

CHAPTER I

WHAT GIRLS CAN DO

"That finishes everything," exclaimed Jeanne Vance, placing a neatly folded handkerchief in a basket. "And oh, girls, what a little bit of a pile it makes!"

The five girls drew their chairs closer to the basket and gazed ruefully at its contents.

"How many handkerchiefs are there, Jeanne?" asked one.

"There are fifty handkerchiefs and five pairs of socks. It seemed like a great many when we took them to make, but what do they amount to after all?"

"There isn't much that girls can do anyway," spoke another. "If we were boys we could go to the war, or, if we were women we could be nurses. I don't like being just a girl!"

"Well, I wouldn't mind it so much if there was anything I could do," remarked Jeanne who seemed to be the leader. "But when Dick is in the army, father in government service, and mother at work all day in the Relief Association, it is pretty hard not to be able to do anything but hem handkerchiefs and make socks."

"A great many persons don't even do that," said Nellie Drew, the youngest girl of the party. "And they are grown up people, too."

"Then the more shame to them," cried Jeanne indignantly. "In such a war as ours every man, woman and child in the United States ought to be interested. I don't see how any one can help being so. For my part, I am going to do all that I can for the soldiers if it is only to hem handkerchiefs."

"What else could we do? We can't help being girls, and Miss Thornton was pleased when we asked for more work. She said that our last socks were done as well as women could do them... Continue reading book >>




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