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Oak Park Reporter Argus (Newspaper) - May 27, 1905, Oak Park, Illinois NO. 21. MAY 27, 1'>0S. PER NEVER C UT i u I ii bv Park Yarp Im 1\,,-.<)' Hid I. a ini i 1 n i i i 11 M h ill ' t 11.1 it I I III Avenue and Lake 99. OAK PARK TRUST SAVINGS i o i .i t r III to 1 - I I i s I i i i N I ' A M t YV i ( I VI ' T. l i i ' I OU -S W i i. I ' PL 1 A Y s a s IS A B l I I f l ' I AI A iik SU RN GAS IH A Mi 1NIS. Soldier Dead Sleep Under ol the Honors of the Government Paid to the Brave Men Who Died in Her national wherein 330,700 soldiers are their last long have been established within the boundaries of the United The laying nut of these great gardens of graves and maintaining them in such a way as to deserve this latter appellation have cost the nation a sum of money large enough to at least in a the old-time saying that are Hut the money that has been expended to properly mark and adorn the of the brave men who died that the nation might live is not and has not been expended It has been paid out as the last and only possible tribute to the memory of men as brave as ever and who fought for home and In thus commemorating deeds of her common soldiers the United States is quite unrivaled by any other ancient or noble work could not have been accomplished but for wise andj patriotic foresight exercised atj the beginning of the In 1861, the secretary of war an order that accurate and permanent records be kept as to all deceased Union and this order was at once followed by the issuing of blank forms through the department to the hospital surgeons and all others who could use On the when the Federal were victorious great care was taken to bury the dead in such u w ay that each grave could be and headboards provided by the general quartermaster were set Only on fields where the Confederates won were the dead buried without marking il h ill Une mar the ai the of Mexico In the latter tils regulars including who were ' f i ' y Anti .in t ht 11 I me il pel e I it loll Arlington a lv the most contains the largest f but aw 11 i m v 111 eri lui i ' I ' e met ri ered the who fell at and other massive e j 11 t Ice lid Confectionery at W. N. OAK 7i am L m Oak Park ready ihu Cali pilone 9702. GEORGE L. General Jobbing and i 158 William St. 111. Deposits accords every facility to it with houikI hanking It per on ami Special I It of credit anil New ami tlie principal Sale lnncH for rental to the linn or W. K. 1*1:1 t W. S. 1 E C T O R S 10. S. A. W. JOHN for tl notable e. Another n lie the bod i. bt with r l may b. t. n. ai beautiful of total mi is 10,r..I'. tin May i s l .i - in feature o. where ha i ai i bodies t Hull i liant i 11 fields ill the v ment of the bodies unknown attracts as does the of a circular ture rd of eight iiy a columns arej marked by the names of Washingt on i 1'arragut, Thomas and Meade cemetery at with monuments and its at 3..V.I7: burg audi 12,720 with 1 of which mi with N. with 12.137. of which 102 are with 13, Andersoni with 13,7u.'. all identified i. with 13.nr." the especially at t hisi and il alike receive the tion of the The of Confederate graves so for is of course much smaller than number of Union they are just as carefully tended watched as the and Mrs. 1!. Seymour and Miss formei ly of oak spent last Sunday with Mr. and J. C. of Wesley Mr. has been located at and New York for several He i- now engaged in building a railroad lenn to E un ami I i t i M. imi t print Soldiers who survived the southern prisons in many instances marked the graves of their comrades who and records were kept everywhere it was possible to do so that the mortuary records of the great civil contest exceed anything else of the same nature in the was in the second year of the war that congress authorized the president to purchase grounds and have them prepared for The next year such were dedicated at Stone River and It was at the dedication of the last named of these three that President Lincoln delivered that address spoken modestly as it did not then attract the attention of its hearers as anything greatly out of the but when it was telegraphed over the laud and read in the speedily took high rank among notable spoken passages and has since been accorded a place among classic The national cemetery at Arlington was laid out in 1804, that at Antietam in 1805. pursuance of the general plan of 1865, 17 cemeteries were established in 7 in 0 in 4 in North 4 in 3 in 3 in 2 in South 2 in Georgia and 2 in the District of In the north and west 4 were established in 3 in 2 in 1 in 2 in 2 in New York and 2 in New In many places these the government has purchased small plots of ground where a few soldiers and several cemeteries contain government plots wherein bodies of Confederates who died in Federal prisons are Less than of the entire number whose graves are now marked and tenderly cared for lie where they were of the national cemeteries contain the bodies of United States soldiers fell hi other wars seems to me but many yearn have tied all the boys in blue came the With mii and happy a joyous With warm embraces nml friendly Wn hail them mustered what a change these happy peaceful life hat e Not among the grand old chief was He left his sword with honor life's last redoubt And sleeps today in silent camp lly glory mustered where are they who led the the of And brought our beauteous banner missing Unbroken are their dreams martial And Are heroes more Potomac's pitched the of No longer Sherman's legions triumph to the The Wilderness whore thousands dark and The corn is waving on The slopes of Malvern silky grass is long and tho rampart The farmer turns a rusty from the dowy Anil war no longer shakes the smile the South Tho woos his sweetheart in The cannon's brazen piercing blast is shackled slave is The Mississippi grandly to the The snowy of Peace are stood the embattled lines Tho tall palmettos of the South Lean to the northern battered saber tells of were won and The empty sleeve in much the struggle Behold the heroes muttered sleep in glade and I in mountain by river Four hundred thousand the flag our fathers fought for mo and And crimsoned with their own life's tattered chats of blue Upon a thousand victory and iu And in horrid cell The brave were mustered ranks grow thinner day ky the funeral The gallant one by their Their battle drums are the last And here the notes are still he boys lie I I the up the y All adds i ic i i ie i leal bi let i I on T re but 111 vis j. nee the ranks of blue Thai iu columns in Jehovah b ut nature's advent Is on the walls of time The stars that panoply the sky Proclaim it in strain out this wondrous plan The ia the hour of Calls a and Who dwells the of who walked w ith creation's morning To who later the centuries glowing greatest crises have been ever far the right By earnest of purpose Who valued linear more than seed thu plan low another crisis The hour of need strikes ance again ' on the ear the summons now is equal to the nations pause with bated breath The by the freighted with the dow of scales af justice idly of hang like a But far where sunlight and of heroic faith and manly virtues He warns the greedy hordes of pelf No more to perpetrate tho deal for no no favored class shall overawe But tha other's must bow Before the majesty of wings of his message golden strand of a noble stock and leads the valley fair and fertile answer swells to beetling more shall greed and rule Where falls a shadow of the follow where his guidon the sword of justice draw n Shall rent host again And win a bloodless San wore the blue or who the gray rend no more the nation's For touching elbows in the The blue and fray bear a ever shall down in Bunker's II V triune government lives of the from the where aurora's arch is bent The reunited millions hail the Nation's President laHt enemy and he has run his And now is marching in Grant and Sheridan will welcome him in When they sea his noble soul tome up giant in the in peace meek as the And now he is in nation mourns in anguish for the hero the hearts will bleed that led can tell their stories o'er ilia ' fought and bled he is marching in nit nan in this land in him has wife and their rights ie hemes gone before him will aid and comfort hing in follow Sherman to the land of and Angels meet us at the gate in whitest robes are dressed and strife will be no and every one be And all be marching In Hundred 111. 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MEMORIAL v J. again the but be its Our heads are bowed with sorrow our Captain's that doeth all things has taken for his own Now he is marching in we lose our noble entwine the laurel are bowed in sorrow O give to us While he is marching in more we'll grasp him by the nor see his smiling No more greet the in in Ida accustomed of Memorial would unbecoming to enlarge on the subject of Memorial Day paying some tribute to its Very few indeed attribute the beautiful national custom of decorating the graves of the heroes of the civil war to a Mrs. G. a soldier in the war for followed from its beginning to its nursed the wounded soldiers and perfected the hospital service in General Sherman's in watched over the Union soldiers like a Two incidents display more of Mrs. Kimball's character than pages of boy was sentenced to be His mother sat on the steps of in She remained there distracted with grief for three days and nights trying in vain to see President A beautiful and of loving passing in front of the paused to learn the pitiful and with the determination of that viking race from which she sought and pleaded the poor mother's cause with the president Lincoln hearkened to her and turning his sad on her this card to Stanton and save the boy and is a relief to have you tell me how Jim would manage the affairs of battle of Winchester was the condition of General command so as to bring op this in the presence of his a sharp reproof from A beautiful and of loving had nursed General after he had been wounded in a previous battle in the performance of a brave She addressed General Sheridan have done a great wrong to a brave The hero of Winchester if I have done 1 will to him before his And he supplemented this act of gallantry by for a lady was Mrs. It was while she was traveling in the south that she noticed assiduously the southern women garlanded the graves of those who had died in the cause of the She thought of the neglected mounds over the brave boys who fell lighting in the and wrote to General John A. then commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the in suggestive admiration and requested example of those southern Her pleading enlisted the sympathy and of General and resulted in the fatuous order No. 2 that went into effect on the 30th of 1808, establishing Memorial Mrs. who died at her home in City some three years now lies at Laurel a little a simple headstone and a huge Norwegian pine mark the spot where the founder of a great national lies Lilian A. you want new laid call up Phone 4(54.
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