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" DEAR MADAM : I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words... "
The Young Woman's Journal - Pągina 62
1909
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The Living Lincoln: The Man and His Times, in His Own Words

Abraham Lincoln, Paul McClelland Angle, Earl Schenck Miers - 1992 - 692 pągines
...Boston Transcript, appealed to the heart of the nation. Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864. Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1992 - 550 pągines
...B. Hill, rev. and enl. ed., ed. LF Powell, entry for September 19, 1777, vol. 3, p. 167 (1934). 370 Dear Madam,— I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on...
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Lincoln in American Memory

Merrill D. Peterson - 1995 - 493 pągines
...Nothing in the voluminous Wilson "The letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, November 21, 1864, is as follows: Dear Madam, — I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on...
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The Meaning of Life: Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - 1994 - 312 pągines
...President Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby, of Boston, mother of five sons who had died in the Civil War: (533) Dear Madam, — I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachuetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - 1995 - 724 pągines
...expressed that feeling in a beautiful letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, a Boston widow who, he was told, was "the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle." "I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement," he wrote her, "and leave...
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Abraham Lincoln Wisdom and Wit

Louise Bachelder - 1997 - 76 pągines
...with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it. ... I have been shown in the files of the War Department...and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Evolution of His Literary Style

Daniel Kilham Dodge - 2000 - 84 pągines
...most bountiful. "EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, November 21, 1864. Mrs. Bixby, Boston, Massachusetts. DEAR MADAM: I have been shown in the files of the...feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine 'Reminiscences, 428. Compare Lincoln's statement to Brooks: " ' I do generally remember a good story...
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Lincoln the President: Last Full Measure

J. G. Randall, Richard N. Current, Richard Nelson Current - 1999 - 460 pągines
...classic in the language. The letter reads as follows: Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864. Dear Madam, — I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - 2002 - 992 pągines
...late November he wrote the famous "Bixby letter," often quoted as one of his most sensitive missives. "I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on...
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Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volum 37

1910 - 538 pągines
...her sons dying in their youthful prime that the nation might live. To such a mother Lincoln wrote, "I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on...
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