Facsimile Pamphlet, 16 pgs. Published by the American Tract Society after the Battle of Bull Run, this tract tells the patriotic story of “Charlie the Drummer Boy”. In the poem, Charlie serves bravely on the battlefield and loses an arm. Charlie returns home and comforts his mother with this:
It might have been worse too—the right arm instead.
I’m glad for my country I’ve suffered and fought;
I’ll try to be brave now, and bear as I ought
This little misfortunate that Providence sent
You will not mind, mother, if I am content.